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OCTOBER 1914

Our troops have been facing near-disaster as they battle to hold back the German hordes. The BEF was pulled out of the Aisne area and railed north to face the German thrust towards the sea at a town called Ypres in Belgium. 292 more words

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NOVEMBER 1914

The war is ever expanding.  Our Allied warships bombarded Dardanelles forts so Turkey declared war to side with Germany.  The sea passage up the Bosporus to Russia is now closed.  356 more words

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DECEMBER 1914

The war has come to our land free of its despoilations for over two centuries. Three towns on our east coast were bombarded by German warships – many civilians were murdered. 347 more words

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JANUARY 1915

Our citizens now face aerial bombardment. Giant Hun ‘slugs’ crossed the East Coast and dropped bombs reportedly killing some dozen non-combatants.

In the British trenches soldiers are being killed in steady numbers by shellfire, snipers and small-arms fire – with no positive progress being made through the mud. 300 more words

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FEBRUARY 1915

Natasha has written to me saying the Queen Alexandra’s IHS have asked her to go to Belgium. As she speaks French they wish her to assist with the French and Canadians of French extraction near Ypres. 398 more words

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MARCH 1915

The allies are intensifying their efforts to drive the Germans back to Germany. At Neuve Chapelle, a little village in Picardy, the BEF attacked on the 10th, after a barrage, but taking only some trenches and driving back a short part of the German line. 457 more words

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APRIL 1915

I am finding this difficult to write. Dreadful news has come from a hospital in Poperinge. They have Natasha there. She is suffering from asphyxiating gas… 393 more words

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