Trench Warfare – Notes on Attack and Defence

Seven months into the war, in February 1915, the War Office published this little pamphlet entitled Trench Warfare: Notes on Attack and Defence. Continue reading

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Stretcher Drill (Illustrated)

A few pages for your scrutiny from a pre-Great War publication entitled ‘Stretcher Drill (Illustrated)’. Continue reading

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Stielhandgranate M1917 Part Two Update

Those of you who found the two recent posts on the subject of German stick grendes of interest might like to know that the most recent post has had some stuff added at the end that you might like to see.  Those of you who didn’t, don’t bother.

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The Menin Gate Lions

Remember. Continue reading

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Stielhandgranate M1917 Part Two

A couple of weeks ago we had a look at a pair of German stick grenade handles that I had recently acquired, and explained their operation in basic terms. Continue reading

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Miss Pattie Cooper’s Autograph Book

Do you remember – and if you don’t here’s a link to remind you – that early last year I showed you some pages from a First World War nurse’s autograph book I had picked up, and promised you that one day I’d show you some more? Continue reading

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A Tour of Boesinghe Part Four – Bard Cottage Cemetery

A few hundred yards north of Essex Farm our next stop, Bard Cottage Cemetery, is the largest cemetery we shall visit on this tour. Continue reading

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