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Poetry: Siegfried Sassoon

I’ve always been moved by the story that Sassoon encouraged and supported Owen in writing poetry while the two were both at Craiglockhart, during the First World War. 450 more words

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Poetry: Wilfred Owen

Perhaps one is pre-disposed to warm to Wilfred Owen‘s poetry by his own tragic story: killed in action a mere week before the Armistice (but then, when you get to thinking about this, it is even crueller to realise that someone had to be the last person killed) and his parents receiving the telegram a week later, whilst everyone around finally celebrated the end… 390 more words

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The First World War: Hew Strachan.

Reviewed over the next few weeks, books, for you or the History lover in your life. #1

Review #1:  The First World War.  by Hew Strachan: 991 more words


What's your coin of the year?

We have selected our top ten shortlist of the most popular coin designs of the year – which one is your favourite?

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Remembering our Police Officers who lost their lives in the First World War

Historic Collections Heritage & Learning Resource Volunteer Peter Hinchliffe recently researched the members of the constituent forces who fought in the First World War. As a part of the First World War Remembrance memorials, Peter’s work has been published by Devon & Cornwall Police. 958 more words

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Airpower and Control

A ‘New Lease on Empire?’ – Air power and colonial control in the Sudan, 1916-1936.

Several years ago I wrote a dissertation which I found both immensely interesting and rewarding. 192 more words

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