This was the main British counter-offensive by the Third and Fourth Armies in response to the four-month German onslaught of the Spring. It involved a major offensive against the German Second Army and opened with the Battle of Albert (21st-23rd Aug). Thi
In the first day of fighting alone, the most deadly of all, 19,290 Allied troops died, 35,493 were wounded, and 2,000 listed as missing. From among these vast numbers, it is possible – and extremely moving – to find out more about your ancestor’s role in
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
J R R Tolkien’s memories from his time serving with the Lancashire Fusiliers on the frontline in World War One, and his views on war in general, are vividly captured in passages from ‘The Lord of the Rings’.