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We had arrived in France as part of the British Expeditionary Force, but we were still raw recruits.  We had had no proper training for the job we were to do.  682 more words

Royal Engineers

Cartoons as alternative accounting: front-line supply in the First World War

Miley, F. M., & Read, A. F. (2014). Cartoons as alternative accounting: front-line supply in the First World War. Accounting History Review, 24(2-3), 161-189. doi: … 93 more words

Government Accounting

The Rescue Squad

We sailed through the night passing the Isle of Wight and arrived at Le Havre at daybreak.  There were hundreds of us, all part of the British Expeditionary Force preparing the ground for others to follow.  690 more words

Royal Engineers

October 23, 1914

Telegrams published in the columns of the Ashbourne Telegraph this week include details of a “Great Russian Victory” in which German forces were said to have been “routed near Warsaw”. 560 more words

Churchill - The Circus Comes To Town

The British Expeditionary Force had been successfully transported across the Channel to France without the loss of a single ship between 12 and 21 August. They were protected by destroyers and submarines which closely watched the Heligoland Bight, the entrance to the German Grand fleet base at the mouth of the river Elbe, to counter any attempt at interference from German patrols. 1,973 more words


1917/07/02: Thomas Ricketts arrives in France, the Republic of Newfoundland flag at full mast

Thomas “Tommy” Ricketts VC (15 April, 1901 – 10 February, 1967) was born in Middle Arm, White Bay, Newfoundland, the son of Amelia (née Castle) and  John Ricketts.  576 more words