Olivia Swartz

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World War I centenary: Paving stones to honour heroes

<b>Special paving stones will be laid in the home towns of every UK soldier awarded the Victoria Cross as part of 2014's World War I centenary events.</b><p>The specially-commissioned stones will be given to councils in the areas where the VC recipients were born.<p>A total of 28 will be unveiled next year to …

Unseen World War I photos: German Trenches

The following photos were taken from 1914-1918 by my great-grandfather Lt. Walter Koessler during his time as a German officer in the first World …

Somme selfies: you can imagine these boys down the pub in 2016

Three young British soldiers with faces that you might see in a pub today. They are wearing the “Gor Blimey” soft caps first issued in 1915. Their …

World War I

Army chiefs 'bungled intelligence from German prisoners that could have stopped Somme disaster'

British commanders planning for the disastrous Somme offensive misinterpreted detailed intelligence reports that may have prevented the bloodiest day in the Army’s history, a new book on the First World War battle claims.<p>Prisoners taken in the run up to the battle gave their British captors …

37 Rare Photographs of the Battle of the Somme, One of the Bloodiest Battles in Human History

The Battle of the Somme, also known as the Somme Offensive, was one of the largest battles of the First World War. Fought between July 1 and November …