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Friedrich-August Medal

For once, a WW1 award on this blog! I’ve bought by chance in a flea market. I thought it was a 19th century one, but i’ve discovered that the Friedrich-Agust Medal was created in 1905 and awarded to soldiers during the Great War. 98 more words


The 1907 Winter Hat

The Army issue Winter Cap was issued during the Great War primarily to those troops assigned to the North Russia and Siberian Expeditionary Forces, as well as other troops sent to extremely cold climates, but I’ve found it on this picture taken in French Lorraine in 1917-1918 too. 41 more words


Sad farewells? Elgar and Ravel reflect on the First World War

This year marks the centenary of the First World War. Whilst it has provided us with a timely reminder of its origins, it is likely that a second centenary, that of 2018, will alert us to its tragedy.  662 more words

Conservation UPDATE - Absent Voters Lists

We are pleased to announce the 1918 Absent Voters Lists have now been cleaned and digitised! Here’s how we did it…

The Chesterfield Division Absent Voters List was in particularly bad condition. 188 more words


Unbarbed wire

I find this picture rather interesting: it was taken during the first weeks of the war and shows, according to the caption (as far as I can remember) a trap for the (German) enemy done with wire. 41 more words


The War Memorial of Beaufort

Even if I’ve spent a good part of my summer vacation time in the French Alps, i.e. rather far (too far) from WW1 front line, it was always possible to find evidences of the conflict in local French villages. 76 more words


The crosses of the Hartmannswillerkopf

Hartmannswillerkopf, also known as the Vieil Armand, is located 24 kilometres north of Mulhouse. This mountain was a strategic area bitterly fought for during the Great War. 208 more words