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
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Third Battle of the Aisne
In the early morning hours of May 27th 1918, 4,000 German guns opened fire on a long stretch of the Allied lines, beginning the Third Battle of the Aisne.
On 21 March 1918, the German army launched its spring offensive with Operation Michael
One hundred years ago today the German Army on the Western Front unleashed a series of massive attacks on the exhausted French and British Allies. READ MORE HERE:
Indian Contribution to the First World War
Despite past differences and disputes, when Britain went to war in 1914 India didn’t hold a grudge against its former ruler. Instead, a huge army made up entirely of volunteers was swiftly raised to fight for the Allied cause.