Tag Archives: Western Front

WW1 historian calls for PTSD pledge

A prize-winning First World War historian and psychiatrist has called for a cross-party commitment to deliver improved services for armed forces veterans battling Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) this Mental Health Awareness Week. Dr Stefanie Linden’s proposal for a book … Continue reading

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Two Wheels to War – Volunteer motorcycle despatch riders and the British Expeditionary Force 1914

Two Wheels to War is the story of the first motorcycle despatch riders – the talented volunteers who served alongside the Regular Army in 1914. With no military training, they served on the retreat from Mons, at the Marne and … Continue reading

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From Docks and Sand: The men and women of Southport and Bootle’s during the Great War

This new book is the first to study the men and women of Bootle and Southport during the Great War through the story of their local battalion: 7th King’s, Liverpool Regiment. This Territorial battalion fought within Regular divisions in 1915, … Continue reading

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Great War Memoir Launch Hailed a Huge Success

THE BBC’s Hugh Pym (pictured above left) was guest of honour at the official launch of a new memoir on the Reverend Herbert Butler Cowl, who volunteered as an Army Chaplain in Christmas 1914. The Half-Shilling Curate. A Personal Account of … Continue reading

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Early July 1916: La Boisselle – Forgotten Battle of the Somme Engagement?

By Nick Thornicroft – Author of Dauntless Courage on the Somme. Officers of the 19th Division who fell at La Boisselle 1 – 10 July 1916. On 1 July 2016, commemorations of the centenary of the first day of the … 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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