Places around the Solent that tell a story of World War One
The little known contribution of gypsy-travellers to WW1
Calshot boasts “the best-preserved group of WW1 seaplane hangars in Europe”
Importing Canadian lumbermen to replace British labourers
Some 740,000 American soldiers and nurses passed through the Morn Hill Camp
Cadets trained from the age of 12 and some were mobilised at the age of just 15
Portsmouth recruitment numbers fell early in the war, damaging Pompey pride
In 1916, Britain embarked on a failed attempt to train sea lions to track German U-boats
One of their first wartime roles was to take over some of the duties of coastguards
When the SS Mendi sank with more than 800 black labourers on board
How soldiers trained for trench warfare on a unique practice battlefield
Tubby Clayton and his famous soldiers’ sanctuary on the Western Front
An observation of wartime Bournemouth as seen through the eyes of a local teenager.
In 1914 Indian troops trained in the New Forest, where a hospital treated those wounded.
Portsmouth was notorious for VD with a sex economy centred on the Royal Navy dockyard.
Flying at 5,000ft above sea level, airships could see out up to 90 miles on a clear day.
British submarines had many successes in WW1 but the risks to crewmen were high.
In 1917 the Army Service Corps advertised for ‘lady drivers’.
The WRNS began life in 1917 to enable men to leave shore jobs and join the fleet.
Major Robert Smith-Barry revolutionised pilot training in WW1 through the Gosport system.
The world’s first adjustable depth charge was developed in Portsmouth.
A Southampton Church hall gave food and shelter to hundreds of thousands of WW1 soldiers
By 1914 Portland was a hub of naval activity with battleships and cruisers
The wet winter of 1914/15 forces troops to abandon the large military camp at Morn Hill
Thousands of soldiers who left Lyndhurst in 1914 were dead within weeks
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