Jeremy Kirk-Alton

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Arras and Vimy Ridge – Anniversary of the Battle

Today is the anniversary of the opening day of what we now call the Battle of Arras. Of the major battles fought by the BEF, it is probably the least …

World War I hero to be given full military funeral after body found 96 years after his death

A British war hero is to be given a full military funeral after his remains were identified in France... nearly 100 YEARS after his death.<p>His great …

‘Soldbuch’ and songbook in a WW1 mass grave

<b>No Man’s Land excavations at Loos</b><p>In 2005 an odd collection of artefacts arrived in the conservation laboratory at UCL Institute of Archaeology. The …

An Ominous Centennial: The First World War

We're rapidly closing in on the centennial of the outbreak of World War I. The Great War is like an ugly bug. You want to look away but are too …

BBC - BBC Radio Drama to recreate life on First World War Home Front - Media Centre

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Aftermath

As the clearance of the battlefields was coming to an end and the cemeteries established, work on making them permanent began. Initially it had been …

New Reconstructed Trenches at Zonnebeke

As the centenary of the Great War approaches new sites are beginning to open up on the battlefields in Belgium and France. At Zonnebeke the …

The Killer Trees of World War One

When is a tree not a tree? Well, that’s not quite the esoteric problem you might imagine. Actually, it’s one grounded in fact…and deadly serious fact …

Battered suitcase unlocks story of British World War One nurse who cared for German soldiers while her brother lay dying on the battlefield

• Nurse Margaret Maule's possessions, including photographs, letters and diary, found in an old case in a university cupboard<br>• Belongings reveal she …

Opening of World War I treasure chest to mark Dundee’s centenary commemoration

Sign up to our <b>Daily</b> newsletter<p>The opening of a 100-year-old Dundee war memorial made by post office workers is to be part of the city’s commemoration …

Great War bus is to be restored with lottery cash

<b>A bus once driven from the streets of London to the battlefields of France to help the World War I effort is to be restored.</b><p>The B-type bus was one of more than a thousand taken to the trenches of the Western Front.<p>It will be restored to full working order with a £750,000 lottery grant.<p>The buses …