Memorials and the commemoration of wartime lives
The only Dorset village where all men returned from war
Keeping morale high by writing to former pupils from the front
Lost his enthusiasm for army routine, he found a means of getting a ‘holiday’ at home.
One of few non-commissioned officers and state school educated to get the VC
Sir Philip Neame, the only man to have won the Victoria Cross and an Olympic gold medal
The family who moved abroad after losing their son to the war
The story behind a large, rare stained glass memorial within the Parish Church
A collection of wartime childhood memories from people who lived in Barry and the Vale.
How Stoke funded its own memorials: ‘Penny Clubs’
The soldier who landed in Australia after swapping uniforms with an Aussie
Thousands of soldiers who left Lyndhurst in 1914 were dead within weeks
An epic tale of driving into enemy lines surrounded by gunfire
A large replica World War One trench is at Cavan County Museum in Ireland.
The village war memorial in Drinkstone that brings a community together
Military training turns into miners’ strike on Rhyl promenade.
Where all war heroes returned home
The castle built for an heir who was lost at war
All the men from two Herefordshire hamlets returned home to farm
The significance of the Christmas truce for Somerset
World War One Commonwealth War Graves in Bodelwyddan, North Wales.
A war widow, a tragic injustice and a reputation in tatters
Lessons that led to dramatic changes in how soldiers’ families were told of their death
Letters from a miner to his mother, writing about domestic issues and requesting supplies
Honouring the fallen with a fitting resting place
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