Monthly Archives: June 2016

Scots Guards: The Great War as the men of one regiment saw it, by Randall Nicol

This is a human account of the Scots Guardsmen who served in Belgium and France from the start of the Great War until its end; an evolving tale as the two Battalions follow slightly different paths during the first year, … Continue reading

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Somme Centenary Commemoration – Barnsley and Beyond by Jane Ainsworth

I knew that many of the men I researched for my book, Great Sacrifice: The Old Boys of Barnsley Holgate Grammar School in the First World War, had served on the Somme in 1916 from the 30 names in cemeteries or … Continue reading

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The Half-Shilling Curate: A Personal Account of War & Faith 1914-18 by Sarah Reay

The Half-Shilling Curate tells the very personal story of a young Army Chaplain, the Reverend Herbert Butler Cowl, who was my grandfather. The descriptive account, dating from Christmas Eve 1914 to the end of hostilities in 1919, includes his personal letters and … Continue reading

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Accrington’s lost generation of men by Steve Corbett

On July 1st 1916, a brave band of volunteers from Accrington and the surrounding districts suffered catastrophic losses while attempting to capture the fortified village of Serre… I’ve always had a passionate interest in the battles of the Great War. … Continue reading

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How did local newspapers get round Kitchener’s censorship laws in the Great War?

Two Journalism lecturers from De Montfort University – Programme Leader John Dilley and Senior Lecturer David Penman – are conducting a four-year First World War research project. John and David’s project shows how local newspapers maneuvered round Lord Kitchener’s draconian press … Continue reading

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Leicester Military History Live 2016: Saturday 18 June, 10am-4pm

Explore the conflicts from the past that shape our world today at Leicester’s ‘Military History Live 2016’ event – taking place on Saturday 18 June at the Adult Education building on Belvoir Street. With the continued sponsorship of publishers Helion & Company … Continue reading

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