Category Archives: Soldiers

‘How It Feels To Be Shot’

‘Then there came a crash. It sounded to me like someone had dropped a glass bottle into a porcelain bathtub. A barrel of whitewash tipped over and it seemed that everything in the world turned white.’ 

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The Men Who Came Home – A Memorial Part Fourteen – The Middlesex Regiment

Men of the Middlesex Regiment, three privates and a lance corporal, later in life. 

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The Men Who Came Home – A Memorial Part Thirteen – The London Regiment

London Scottish troops waiting for a train, somewhere in France, 1914.  How many of these men would survive the war unscathed, I wonder? 

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The Men Who Came Home – A Memorial Part Twelve – The Canadian Expeditionary Force

A continuation of another sometime series, where we meet a few of those who served – seven of the eight men in this post fought with the Canadian Expeditionary Force – and were lucky enough, although you’d have to have … Continue reading

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The Tin Nose Shop

American sculptor Anna Coleman Ladd adds the finishing touches to a face mask for an injured French soldier in her Paris ‘Studio for Portrait Masks’, most likely in 1918. 

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The Men Who Came Home – A Memorial Part Eleven – The Royal Navy

Another postcard for you, although what you see is what you get; I have no information whatsoever about these men, the reverse of the card being blank.  Nice picture though, don’t you think? 

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The Men Who Came Home – A Memorial Part Ten – The Scottish, Irish & Welsh Regiments

Here’s a postcard I haven’t shown you before, with plenty of tam o’ shanters on view – or are they Balmoral bonnets – I believe there is a difference, but being a Sassenach, what would I know? 

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