Tag Archives: First World War

They Called It Passchendaele​

For the last three years or so, I have been post occasional extracts from my WW1 concise history book Lest We Forget, published by Endeavour Press of London. July 31st marks the centennial of yet another of the landmark actions … Continue reading

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My Film With The CWGC For The 100th Anniversary of Reuel Dunn & The Red Baron

You might remember that in early February I received an impromptu telephone call which had me driving and crawling around the old Western Front in France to do a video for the Commonwealth War Graves Commission who had seen my … Continue reading

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The Last Post

It is one of the most evocative and moving pieces of music and as with every year, The Last Post will be played all over the world on Remembrance Day but its origins had nothing to do with mourning. The … Continue reading

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The Battle of The Somme 100 Years On

Friday July 1st 2016 marks the centerniary of the commencement of The Battle Of The Somme.  It is fair to say that July 1st 1916 might possibly the most horrific day in British history and most likely in the top … Continue reading

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The Battle of Jutland

Today marks the centenary anniversary of the single most important naval battle of WW1 and as I have been doing for the last few years, I thought I would write a dedicated post taken from extracts of my WW1 history … Continue reading

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The Battle of Verdun 100 years on.

France and its military have something of poor reputation amongst many.  Centuries of rivalry with Britain where it increasingly came off second best, its requirement to be rescued in WW1 and quick capitulation in WW2 coupled with  decisions to stay … Continue reading

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WW1: A nation remembers, a family grieves.

With the war memorial services of the last week, I thought that I would share just one or two of several family photos related to WW1. Though I already knew of many of their stories, I did quite a bit … Continue reading

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