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The Light Trench Mortar Battery

What was a Light Trench Mortar Battery? The general background to the development of trench mortar units in the British Army is given at this page The following definition of policy and composition is taken…


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How to read a British trench map

Map references crop up all the time in unit war diaries. If you are trying to work out the precise location of a unit during the war then you need to be able to understand…


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Winter operations, 1914-15 (Western Front)

23 November 1914 – 6 February 1915: Winter operations, 1914-15. French orders for a major offensive in December lead to disastrous piecemeal British attacks. Localised operations seeking tactical advantage continue through winter. The defence of Festubert,…


The Battle of Loos

25 September – 15 October 1915: the Battle of Loos. The first genuinely large scale British offensive action but once again only in a supporting role to a larger French attack in the Third Battle…


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British Army Stationery Services

The Army’s Printing and Stationery Service produced a series of technical appreciations and training manual pamphlets that were crucial to the development of military methods during the Great War. The original list has been painstakingly…