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Synchronise watches!

Time was of the essence for many military activities during the Great War. The precise firing of artillery bombardments, co-ordination of attacks by different units, and the advance by infantry under a creeping barrage all…



Deadly air raids on Saint-Omer in September 1917

Medical units and military billets under attack. Location Saint-Omer is a town in the French département of Pas-de-Calais. It had been the location of the General Headquarters of the British Expeditionary Force in 1914-15 but…







5/6th Royal Scots raid on Groote Bamburgh Farm

Night 11-12 September 1917 This article describes a trench raid carried out by the 5/6th Battalion of the Royal Scots (32nd Division), which was under command of Lieutenant Colonel J. A. Fraser. The raid was…


Two officers killed accidentally by sentry

Several newspapers included details of a tragic story from an inquest held at a Police Court on Monday 25 January 1915. This example is from the “Manchester Evening News”: Harris was charged with causing the death…