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Analysis of a War Diary

My latest lockdown activity, continuing my research into the 1st Battalion The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment), arose from a simple question – just how did the battalion spend the war? The answer involved going through the battalion war diary … Continue reading

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1st Queen’s Epitaphs

Recently I’ve been doing some more research into the 1st Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment). The battalion had a chapter in the regimental history, published in the early 1920s, but other than that little has been written about its experiences … Continue reading

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A German Letter from the Front

There has been a great deal of interest on Twitter over the last few days in some amazing interviews with German veterans that have been translated by Rob Schaefer. This reminded that several years ago I acquired a First World … Continue reading

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February battlefield trip – part 2

On the second day of our trip we departed south from Ypres. Thick mist enveloped the countryside and visibility was minimal, and we wondered what it must have been like manning the trenches in similar conditions. Our first stop was … Continue reading

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February battlefield trip – part 1

I have recently returned from a three day trip to the battlefields of the Ypres salient and the Somme with Steve Garnett of Battlefront Exploration ( ; @bfXsteve on Twitter). I hope to post a couple of blog articles with … Continue reading

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2012 in review

Below is a short WordPress report on my blog’s stats in 2012. Given that I only started it in May I have been amazed by the number of views it has had. Due to other commitments I haven’t been able … Continue reading

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Colonel HC Wylly

In carrying out research I am always looking for new sources to draw upon. The internet is a fantastic resource, and with websites such as Ancestry and the Great War Forum, a large amount of research can be done from … Continue reading

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