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Major Frank Buckley: From the Somme to a Cup Final

Major Frank Buckley is truly one of the game’s most fascinating figures. Born to a sergeant in the British Army, Buckley followed in his father’s footsteps, signing up to the army in 1900, where he quickly advanced through the ranks. 2,401 more words

Le Tour de France: Stage 3 - Cherbourg-Brest, 1919

A few hours after the 145 riders who started the 1914 Tour de France had left Paris, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, were shot dead in Sarajevo by the Serbian nationalist Gavrilo Princip. 1,597 more words


The Dreamers

Community musical piece on the Great War performed with passion and commitment. Read review here: 430 more words

Fiona Jane Weston

The African soldiers dragged into Europe's war

More than one million people died in East Africa during World War One. Some soldiers were forced to fight members of their own families on the battlefield because of the way borders were drawn up by European colonial powers, writes Oswald Masebo. 321 more words

One From the Archive: 'The Last Summer' by Judith Kinghorn ****

First published in May 2012.

The Last Summer is Judith Kinghorn’s debut novel. It is told from the first person perspective of Clarissa Granville. The story begins in the summer of 1914 when she is just sixteen years old. 679 more words

NeMLA 2016

I am chairing a panel on Women’s World War I literature. Please check out the CFP and share!

Preparing for fieldwork!

Although the fieldwork phase of my research won’t start until April 2016 I’m always keen to get out and about and surveying things.

So next week I’m helping out with a project run by Helen Ullathorne and Al Oswald, continuing a survey of the World War One practice trenches near Redmires Reservoir, overlooking Sheffield. 321 more words