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Time on the Western Front

In relation to Greenwich Mean Time Unlike today, Great Britain , France and Belgium all operated at the same time during the Great War. (The latter two countries are of course now one hour ahead…

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John Masefield’s Somme

John Masefield (1878-1967) was already a well known and prize winning poet by the time of the Great War. After being rejected for service as a commissioned officer on medical grounds in 1914, he served…


Then and now: the 8th Lincolns in Leighton Buzzard

Imperial War Museum photograph Q70596: Troops of the 8th (Service) Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment marching through Leighton Buzzard. Major John Storer, one of the battalion’s officers, can be seen in the middle, mounted. The same scene…





The strange case of Aaron Charles Warren

I found this news clipping when searching for some details of my own family history. My grandparents lived at the back of 33, Ashley Street in Birmingham. The article, from the “Birmingham Mail” on 26…