Welcome to the Long, Long Trail

From website author, Chris Baker
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.

Researching soldiers

Volunteers, conscripts. Gunners, sappers, infantrymen, machine gunners and cavalry. Research them. Understand their life in the army. Find out where they went and how they fought.

Researching the Army

Regiments, Divisions, Corps, Orders of Battle, Units, Regulations and how the army actually worked. The bewildering technicalities of Britain's largest-ever organisation all explained.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.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?