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Corporal John Dodds 12th Royal Scots

Corporal John Dodds gunner in the 12th Royal Scots (son of Mrs Dodds, Wilton Path, Hawick). who was first reported wounded in France 25th September 1915

Special Christmas Offer - Unique Photo Print

A complementary and unique photographic print offer of my friend and Great War veteran, Alf Razzell, who went 'over-the-top' in the Battle of the Somme in July 1916. Alf was one of only 160 survivors from 800 brave men in his battalion.

Imperial War Museum WW1 Photo Collection

Wonderful collection of period WW1 portraits from the Imperial War Museum Collection via Flickr.

Christopher Reynolds Stone DSO, MC

Decorated WW1 officer who became the first UK disc jockey after eventually persuading the BBC to adopt his idea for a record programme.

Christopher Stone DSO MC

Hockey field to the Battlefield

From the hockey field to the battlefield, the team which lost half its players in WW1. Looking resplendent in their striped hockey blazers, and older than their tender years suggest.

Photo: Victoria Jones/Solent News

Ovillers Military Cemetery - Landscape

The Somme landscape as viewed from OVILLERS MILITARY CEMETERY - On 1 July 1916, the first day of the Battle of the Somme, the 8th Division attacked Ovillers and the 34th Division La Boisselle.

The Wipers Times - The Trench Magazine

Always a difficult task, producing a drama on the First World War without falling foul of clichés. Similar in places to the classic and critically acclaimed ‘Blackadder Goes Forth’. The BBC's production ‘The Wipers Times’ did a pretty good job

The Wipers Times - ©BBC 2013

Captain Leslie D. Head - Killed 1st July 1916

Captain Leslie Head, 'A' Coy. 9th Bn King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (KOYLI). 21st Division, 64th Brigade. Killed in Action 1st July 1916 during his battalion's attack on the Somme.

Captain L.D. Head

Churchill's First World War

When the name of Churchill is mentioned ones immediate thought is WW2. The BBC’s new drama-documentary ‘Churchill’s First War World’ spreads new light on his career during the Great War.

Court-Martials in the Great War

In episode 5 of the BBCs drama ‘The Village’ Joe is home on leave and is suffering from ‘shell shock’. He discloses to his family that at the front he was sentenced to field punishment No.1 for striking an officer. Read the experience of Great War veteran Bob Russell..........

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