Category Archives: Documents & Artwork

Nurse Jessie Morton’s Autograph Book Part One

Talking of little books, as we did last time (before I forget, those of you who have read the previous Butte de Warlencourt post will find I have added a couple of documents you might find of interest at the … Continue reading

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Travels on the Somme Part Eighteen – The Butte de Warlencourt

The Butte de Warlencourt from the Albert-Bapaume road.

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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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Lillers Casualty Clearing Station

I recently came across this plan of the Casualty Clearing Station at Lillers in France, some fifteen miles behind the front lines, and thought it worth sharing.  The lists at the bottom suggest that by late 1917 there had been … Continue reading

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“Dawn & Dog-tired!”

Some time ago, you may remember, I showed you a drawing of dugouts on the Ypres-Comines canal by Lieutenant Hugh Mossom Boyd of the Royal Engineers.  Well here’s a painting of his from July 1917, not long before he would be … Continue reading

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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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