VEMRA (Victoria-Esquimalt Military Reenactors Association) is hosting a 2-day Living History event in partnership with Parks Canada at Fort Rodd Hill on August 9 & 10, 2014. Described as a “Downton Abbey”-style Edwardian picnic and Mobilization event it will feature open-air lectures, weapons demonstrations, music by the Regimental bands of the 5th […]
Candid close-ups of First World War combatants are thin on the ground and so finding one taken at 5,000-feet is all the more exciting. This, and the wonderful expressions on the pilot’s faces, […]
Today I’m sharing a wonderful three-page article by an “Old Sweat” from the First World War. Unfortunately the author is unknown however his reminisces would suggest he was in the Cavalry and chose to put his thoughts on paper some years after the war. It’s possible the piece was written for a […]
On July 8th the Commonwealth War Graves Commission made a significant update to their website to commemorate the centenary of the First World War. For those of us researching soldiers the most welcome […]
A beautiful short film on the history of The Artists Rifles during the First World War, produced by Cass Productions for 1914 – Hampshire’s Big Theme. Many famous artists and writers joined the regiment including Paul Nash, Wilfred Owen and Edward Thomas. The 11-minute film showcases much of their work and […]
Last week I was contacted by the great-nephew of Corporal George Storie who identified his great-uncle in my postcard of the 1/7th Royal Scots. Storie was a Musselburgh soldier who […]
Take a moment to watch this beautiful animation by Aardman to commemorate the First World War and the opening of the Imperial War Museum’s new First World War Galleries in London on July 19, 2014. Wonderful!
This is the second in a series of articles highlighting the experiences of Private John Denholm of the 16th Battalion (Canadian Scottish) during the First World War. Articles will be published on the 100th anniversary of […]