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One Man’s Journey through War

Getting to know one First World War soldier’s unique experience.

Within Lowewood Museum’s collection are a set of five diaries written during the First World War by Stephen Warner, a soldier whose family came from Hoddesdon. 622 more words

Stephen Warner Diaries

The 'Zep' Zapper: Horatio Bottomley in Surbiton in 1917

One Monday evening in December, 1917, Surbiton in Surrey received a visit from Mr. Horatio Bottomley, a figure the wartime Daily Mirror newspaper had called ‘London’s Answer to the Zeps’ because of his powerful oratory at public meetings. 1,332 more words

Public History

They came home from the trenches

When we talk about World War One, we most often talk about those who gave their lives and never returned home. But many did come home, and of those a lot had suffered wounds, injuries and disease. 403 more words


Devil in the Flesh - Raymond Radiguet - Update of my original Amazon Review

“The one who loves always annoys the one who does not like.” – Raymond Radiguet

During my readings of Jean Cocteau’s literature, I heard the name and work of Raymond Radiguet as a great influence on Cocteau, his work and his life. 383 more words


Around the world and back again

Earlier I have written about how my great great grandfather James Lawn and his brothers were double cousins with Thomas and Edmund Lawn – related through their mother and father. 1,990 more words


The Hunter Brothers

The Hunter Brothers service was unassuming and when looked at as part of the wider history of the New Zealand Ordnance Corps their service was uneventful. 2,694 more words

Ordnance Corps History

The Great War - Research Notes (3) Plan XVII

I’m researching The Great War for my current work in progress: a historical novel set during that time. To write the period accurately, I’ve been reading and studying the war and the surrounding events.

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