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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…


Post-1918 adoption of French towns and villages

“Charity begins at home – but it should not end there” Leamington Spa Courier, Friday 16 December 1921 in an article announcing the adoption by the town of Biaches, a Somme village in France British…


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…