Category Archives: Documents

One in a Million

Edward Hughes, circa 1900.  One in a million.

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The Business of War

An old, tattered, yet rather unusual photograph I was given just today.

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Urgent!

I wonder how many times during the War messages similar to this in content were hastily scribbled and sent by runner back to Company HQ?

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Spoilbank

I thought you might like to see this.  Drawn by Lieutenant (and later Captain) H. M. Boyd, Royal Engineers, and kindly lent to me for use on this site by a member of his family (who naturally holds the copyright), it shows the area referred … Continue reading

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Xth Corps Burial Instructions

Interesting, desperately tragic, yet entirely pertinent to the content of this website, these instructions for the recovery and burial of the dead were circulated by Xth Corps prior to the British attack on the Messines ridge on June 7th 1917.

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