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A poppy by any other name - or - when is a vulva not a vulva?

When I was young, every Anzac Day we had a school flag hoisting; rows of fidgeting primary schoolers contemplating the significance of a day when we watched the principle erect a flag on what was on other days at best a crude maypole that we might swing ourselves silly around. 616 more words

Charlotte Museum Trust

Private Henry Mayer - Linda's Story

In last week’s blog post, Stockport volunteer Linda Davies told the story of Private Henry Mayer, a Stockport lad who became an Australian Soldier in WW1. 493 more words

World War One

Information Literacy Part Three: World War One: Projects and Investigations

Featuring Scotland’s War, the Govan High Memorial and The School That Went to War

Three fantastic presentations from Scottish High Schools on researching and gathering digital resources to commemorate the WWI centenary.

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Book Review - Somewhere in France by Jennifer Robson

I’m a historian, and as such, I’m generally leery of reading historical fiction set in the time period I studied – World War One.  Small inaccuracies can drive me crazy.  615 more words


Musketry training and frontier fighting

5th. Somerset L.I.,Ambala
March 24th. 1915

My dear old Elsie
Time goes so quickly and I have had so much to do lately that I havent written to you very regularly but even so I am afraid some of my letters have gone astray – Yours too unfortunately dont always reach me – you wrote one mail that you were ill and going home all in a hurry with a mysterious pain which you would write and tell me all about – but I never got that letter so Im quite in the dark. 912 more words


The WWI Book Club: The War That Ended Peace

A snippet from a recent conversation:
Guy: Downton Abbey is just a crap period drama.
Me, hackles up: It’s a very well-done “crap period drama” that prides itself on historical accuracy. 864 more words