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Thanks to all of the volunteers who attended the first Adult Volunteer workshop on 29th August 2015. Here are some of the pictures from the day. 22 more words

Leyton Orient

Frontiersmen in their own words (Part 2)

In this Topic page we will continue to tell some of the many stories about the 25th Bn Royal Fusiliers (Frontiersmen) in East Africa, as far as possible in the words of the Frontiersmen who fought there. 1,813 more words

Legion Of Frontiersmen

Not by Sight by Kate Breslin Book Review 4/5 🌟

Not by Sight by Kate Breslin

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From Amazon: “With Britain caught up in WWI, Jack Benningham, heir to the Earl of Stonebrooke, has declared himself a conscientious objector. 354 more words

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Margaret MacMillan - The War That Ended Peace (2013)

While her previous book, Paris 1919 dealt with the end of the First World War, her most recent looks at why war broke out in the first place. 298 more words

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A A memorable season of free talks based around the Royal Borough’s ‘For King & Country’ Great War project.

Join us for a truly memorable season of free talks from local history experts – all based around the theme of remembering the Great War. 538 more words

What Happened on September 1st - A World War I Soldier Writes Home

Excerpts of an American soldier’s letter from September 1, 1917.  The letter (not complete below) was written when he was on leave in Paris.

Dear Lois,

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Journals of Siegfried Sassoon

“I am looking at a sunlit picture of Hell. And still the breeze shakes the yellow charlock and the poppies glow
below Crawley Ridge…”

So said Siegfreid Sassoon at 10.50am on July 1st 1916, the beginning of the Battle of the Somme.  31 more words

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