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Bangour War Hospital 1914-1918

Formation By the beginning of the twentieth century the problem of mental illness in Edinburgh had become acute, and the need for a new psychiatric hospital was pressing. Situated 14 miles from Edinburgh in hilly…


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Command Depots

A Command Depot was a military convalescent camp. Sir Alfred Keogh, the Director of Army Medical Services, was highly concerned by the availability of beds in UK Hospitals. To increase these he established four large…


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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 campaign in Italy

This section of the Long, Long Trail will be helpful for anyone wishing to find out about the fighting in the little-known campaign in Italy. The page is being re-written right now – I hope that…


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The campaign in Italy

This section of the Long, Long Trail will be helpful for anyone wishing to find out about the fighting in the little-known campaign in Italy. This was a forgotten front indeed: British troops were sent…


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Sir John French’s seventh despatch (Neuve Chapelle)

The seventh Despatch of Field Marshal Sir John French, Commander in Chief of the British Armies in France and Flanders. Printed in the Second Supplement to the London Gazette of 14 April 1915. It covered…



The registration of military voters

Many soldiers are granted the right to vote for the first time The Representation of the People Act, 1918 was given Royal Assent on 6 February 1918. It extended the franchise to all men aged 21 and…


Locations of British Casualty Clearing Stations

What was a CCS? Until 9 January 1915 these units were known as Clearing Hospitals. The Casualty Clearing Station was part of the casualty evacuation chain, further back from the front line than the Aid…