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The 1940 fire at Arnside Street

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It is widely known that the majority of British WW1 soldier’s army service records went up in smoke when the War Office warehouse (the Army Records Centre) where they were stored was hit by a German incendiary bomb in an air raid in 1940. It is less well known that many other records were also […]

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British Army Stationery Services

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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 compiled by Peter Hodgkinson, Simon Justice and Tony Ball at the University of Birmingham’s Centre for War Studies. Additions* have […]