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Post-1918 adoption of French towns and villages

“Charity begins at home – but it should not end there” Leamington Spa Courier, Friday 16 December 1921 in an article announcing the adoption by the town of Biaches, a Somme village in France British…


Synchronise watches!

Time was of the essence for many military activities during the Great War. The precise firing of artillery bombardments, co-ordination of attacks by different units, and the advance by infantry under a creeping barrage all…



Deadly air raids on Saint-Omer in September 1917

Medical units and military billets under attack. Location Saint-Omer is a town in the French département of Pas-de-Calais. It had been the location of the General Headquarters of the British Expeditionary Force in 1914-15 but…