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A Tour of Boesinghe Part Five – Talana Farm Cemetery

Let’s return to our Boesinghe Tour.  As the road winds its way ever nearer Boesinghe, this signpost points across the fields to Talana Farm Cemetery.

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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.

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Stretcher Drill (Illustrated)

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

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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 … Continue reading

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The Menin Gate Lions


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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.

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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 … Continue reading

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