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Tag: military ancestry
Neil Oliver Special Guest Blog: Once you’ve Discovered your Soldier Ancestor, how to Learn More about their World.
Broadcaster, author and historian Neil Oliver pens his final Blog for Forces War Records, explaining how you can enrich your family research to make your military ancestor feel like a living, breathing person.
Harry Patch – The Last Survivor of the Trenches from WW1
In honour of Remembrance Day, this week the Forces War Records team paid a visit to the grave of Henry John ‘Harry’ Patch, the last survivor of the trenches of the First World War.
Life as a RAF Navigator in RAF Bomber Command in WW2
The fighters of World War Two are justifiably lauded for their brave exploits during the Battle of Britain and many other memorable dogfights. However, the exploits of the equally brave and skilful bombers are sometimes overlooked. Here we have some exclu
WW1 Love Letters – World War One Soldier Love Letters
As seen today in the Daily Express and Mail Online, this love letter, written by a WWI soldier shortly before his death in the Arras offensive and donated to our collection by his relatives, was secretly treasured by his wife for over 60 years.
First Day of The Battle Of The Somme – 1st July 1916
Although the Battle of the Somme could be referred to as comedy of errors by the men in command, it wasn’t a very funny one. Over a million men lost their lives fighting it.
Women’s Auxiliary Air Force in WW2 – WAAF War Records
June 28, in 1939, the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF) was formed aiding the war effort and helping change the social status of women, and also the attitudes towards them.