Welcome to the Long, Long Trail
I am very pleased to welcome you to the Long, Long Trail, my site dedicated to helping you discover the British army and its soldiers of the First World War.
How to research a soldier's story. Understand their life in the army. Find out where they went and how they fought.
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Researching the Army
Histories of regiments, units and formations; regulations and how the army worked; technicalities explained.Click for more
Researching the Battles
The British Army fought in numerous theatres of war during WW1, and in each of them a number of battles and engagements took place. Find out what and when, who took part and what happened.Click for more
Battlefields and legacy
Where were the battlefields of the Great War? What are they like today? What is the best way of visiting them?