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Exploring Newspaper Advertisements from WWI (Manchester Evening News, 1917)

This blog post was written by Beverley Ho, a volunteer for Archives+.

During the First World War, newspapers were a fundamental source of new, up to date information to the public otherwise had no access to. 781 more words

World War One

We mark a poignant centenary

It was never going to be easy, gathering up relatives from both sides of the Atlantic for a memorial day in London to mark the centenary of our great-uncle’s death on the Somme. 527 more words

Columns 2016

Non-fiction Review: The Trigger by Tim Butcher

Sarajevo, 28th June 1914: a bullet passed through the jugular vein of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the throne of the empire of Austria-Hungary. A second bullet struck his wife, Duchess Sophie of Hoehnberg. 621 more words

Wednesday Pontification

Review of Writing the First World War, with Pat Barker and Michael Morpurgo

Michael Morpurgo and Pat Barker are two of Britain’s foremost writers on the First World War. Durham Book Festival brought them together in conversation for the first time, to discuss how they began writing about the War and why their historical novels continue to effect a new generation of readers. 826 more words

Event Reviews

Belgium/Holland photographs taken WW1

Hand drawn picture of Joseph Fernand Vankavemberg’s barracks during WW1.  Dated 30 nov 1917.

Joseph F. Vankavemberg with friend WW1.

Jospeh F. Vankavemeberg posing with comrade. 35 more words

Book Review: The Shifting Fog

What is the etiquette around ignoring your new husband on your honeymoon? This was the dilemma I faced as I browsed the books at the airport before we set off for our honeymoon in New Zealand. 603 more words


Verdun Review: How does the WW1-shooter fare on consoles?

We all knew that Battlefield 1 was coming out and the World War One setting has drawn a whole lot of excitement. In the shadow of this big-budget release, though, indie studios M2H and Blackmill Games released WW1-shooter, Verdun on PlayStation 4, with an upcoming release on Xbox One. 923 more words