Joshua Dyer (aged 14) was tasked at school to write a poem for Remembrance Day 2019. An hour later (without any help) he produced the following poignant poem – One Thousand Men Are Walking
The Great War in Numbers
With Remembrance Sunday 2018 just days away, Forces War Records takes a look at the numbers behind the Great War 1914-18
An Englishman, Irishman, Scotsman and a Welshman.
The village cemetery at Nouvelles on the outskirts of Mons is like any other in this part of Belgium and yet within it, there are nine white headstones, which tell a remarkable story. READ MORE HERE:
QUICK GUIDE TO – Researching YOUR Somme Tommy.
The Battle of the Somme was Britain’s biggest and bloodiest battle and there is a high chance that a member of your family fought there. Helen Tovey, Editor of ‘Family Tree Magazine’ runs through 16 key sources that can help you trace them in WW1. READ M
The Unknown Warrior: Gone, But Never Forgotten
The Unknown Warrior is a powerful symbol that embodies a host of contradictions. He is an ordinary soldier, but one who has been given a place of extraordinary honour; he has no name, yet every family whose relative never returned from the Great War feels
Facts about Remembrance Day and why we wear a Poppy
The first Remembrance Day was held in 1919 throughout the Commonwealth. It was originally called “Armistice Day” to commemorate armistice agreement that ended the First World War. Every November 11th there is a two-minute silence at 11am for people to rem
Battle of Jutland WW1 – Timeline of Events.
The greatest naval battle since Trafalgar took place on May 31st – June 1st, 1916 when Sir John Jellicoe’s Grand Fleet met the German High Seas Fleet for the first time and only time at Jutland.
Poems Of Wartime – Wartime Poetry – Records of War Poems
As we unite in remembering British and Commonwealth servicemen and women lost in war, we take a look at some of the poetry of wartime, William Wordsworth reminds us that “Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings” and the human experience of
On the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month 1918, the guns of World War One fell silent.
On this day the world rejoiced as peace was declared. However, for millions of men the Armistice came too late, and indeed, many poor souls were lost in the last days or even hours before the ceasefire came into effect.