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WW1 BATTLEFIELD TOURISM -PILGRIMAGE 2014

In July, 1923, my two great uncles set sail for France. They took a photo of the white cliffs of Dover as they sailed away; somehow they arrived in Albert where they more than likely checked into the Basilica hotel … Continue reading

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WW1 Research -Newspapers -Le Petit Journal. The Battle of Bazentin –The Somme. General Fayolle s account.

WW1 Research -Newspapers -Le Petit Journal. The Battle of Bazentin –The Somme. General Fayolle s account. When researching WW1 there are many valuable sources out there to use, family history websites, databases, journals and libraries but as well as these … Continue reading

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WW1 MEMORABILIA : THE DEAD MAN S PENNY

If I had pots of money I would spend time on ebay buying up all the dead man s pennies there are on there. I always think it s sad to see them up for sale, no family member left … Continue reading

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WW1 propaganda :The Lusitania Medal

I ve just uncovered , in a trunk in the loft, a superb example of a WW1 propaganda medal they were issued in their thousands to remind the British Empire of why they were fighting. The medal came in a … Continue reading

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