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Following the Allies in World War 1 and especially the British Expeditionary Force (BEF).
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The World War 1 Project from MJL Digital Publishers and iBeaken

A new, shorter WW1 Project presentation with details of product availability and special offers. For current pricing go to www.ibeaken.com
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Commemoration of the Deployment of the British Expeditionary Force in August 1914 - programme of events

Commemoration of the Deployment of the British Expeditionary Force in August 1914 - programme of events | World War 1 | Scoop.it
Commemoration of the Deployment of the British Expeditionary Force in August 1914 - official download of the programme of events (Upcoming commemorations of the opening British moves in the Great War #milhist #ww1 #greatwar
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Has history misjudged the generals of World War One?

Has history misjudged the generals of World War One? | World War 1 | Scoop.it
Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig and the other generals of WW1 are often thought of as incompetent and uncaring. Is it time to re-assess this view?
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Soldiers killed in 1915 battle re-interred with military honours - British Army Website

Soldiers killed in 1915 battle re-interred with military honours - British Army Website | World War 1 | Scoop.it
Almost 100 years after they were killed in action in the Battle of Loos in 1915, 20 British soldiers have been re-interred in Northern France (RT @3rdUKDivision: 2 SCOTS accord full military honours to soldiers killed during 1915 Battle of Loos
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Why do we remember the poets and not the composers of WW1?

Why do we remember the poets and not the composers of WW1? | World War 1 | Scoop.it
Sara Mohr-Pietsch looks at the composers, such as Vaughan Williams and Ivor Gurney, whose work was influenced by their service in World War One.
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London Chorus gave the first performance of Dyson's Choral Symphony last week at St John's Smith Square - written in 1910

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Thomas Sopwith

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English Heritage Sir Thomas Sopwith, 1888 - 1989, aviator and aircraft manufacturer, lived here, 1934 - 1940.
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Bedford Hotel bomb

Bedford Hotel bomb | World War 1 | Scoop.it
24th September 1917 13 people were killed and 22 injured near this spot on the steps of the old Bedford Hotel by a 112 lb bomb dropped by a Gotha in one of London's first night air raids.
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Albert Reginald Twyford

Albert Reginald Twyford | World War 1 | Scoop.it
The plaque gives his first names as Reginald Albert in that order. However, his birth is registered as Albert Reginald. The 1901 census lists him as Albert, whilst in the 1911 census he appears as Reggie.
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Great to see Wandsworth people honouring one so young... Was he the youngest soldier to die in this War? Does anyone know?


Who was the oldest soldier to die?

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WW1 'sacred soil' arrives in London

WW1 'sacred soil' arrives in London | World War 1 | Scoop.it

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This will be a very special memorial when its completed...

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REVEALED: Sweetheart's loving book that helped hero survive World War One - Express.co.uk

REVEALED: Sweetheart's loving book that helped hero survive World War One - Express.co.uk | World War 1 | Scoop.it
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REVEALED: Sweetheart's loving book that helped hero survive World War One
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REVEALED: Sweetheart's loving book that helped hero survive World War One.

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Tower of London aerial photo shows 900k poppies art installation - Daily Mail

Tower of London aerial photo shows 900k poppies art installation - Daily Mail | World War 1 | Scoop.it
The Metropolitan Police took this picture from their helicopter, showing the sea of poppies surrounding the Tower of London, and posted it on Twitter.
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What an amazing sight!

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Memorial to youngest Allied soldier to die in first World War unveiled

Memorial to youngest Allied soldier to die in first World War  unveiled | World War 1 | Scoop.it
John Condon (14) from Waterford killed in Flanders gas attack on May 24th, 1915
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Field Marshal Allenby

Field Marshal Allenby | World War 1 | Scoop.it
Army officer. Born Edmund Henry Hynman Allenby at Brackenhurst Hall, near Southwell, Nottinghamshire. He fought in the second Boer war and in World War I his command captured Vimy Ridge. Later he led the Egyptian Expeditionary Force in the conqueat of Palestine and Syria. Created Viscount Allenby of of Megiddo and Felixstowe in 1919. Died at his home, 24 Wetherby Gardens, Kensington.
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What an amazing title combination - Megiddo and Felixstowe!!

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Great War left legacy of outstanding pipe music - Scotsman

Great War left legacy of outstanding pipe music - Scotsman | World War 1 | Scoop.it
Great War left legacy of outstanding pipe music Scotsman Most famous of the WWI pipers is almost certainly Piper Daniel Laidlaw VC, of the King's own Scottish Borderers, who, during the Battle of Loos in September 1915, piped his fellow KOSBs “over...
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My father served in the Gordons and loved the pipes..

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Holloway pupil makes emotional discovery on study trip to Somme cemetery

Holloway pupil makes emotional discovery on study trip to Somme cemetery | World War 1 | Scoop.it
A schoolboy on a field trip to the site of one of the most harrowing battles in the First World War discovered his great-great-uncle’s gravestone.
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Shows how young people can feel the past and appreciate the sacrifices...

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Why do we remember the poets and not the composers of WW1?

Why do we remember the poets and not the composers of WW1? | World War 1 | Scoop.it
Sara Mohr-Pietsch looks at the composers, such as Vaughan Williams and Ivor Gurney, whose work was influenced by their service in World War One.
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Lord Douglas Haig

Lord Douglas Haig | World War 1 | Scoop.it
1st Lord Haig. Born Edinburgh into the whisky family. Senior commander during WW1. Initially nicknamed 'butcher of the Somme', but then popular before his death. He has since been criticised for mismanagement of some of the major battles in France. First president of the British Legion. Died 21 Prince's Gate. Our picture is of his statue in Edinburgh Castle.
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A controverial commander vilified and hated by David Lloyd George. I suspect we will be re-running the arguments over his generalship.

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10 myths about WW1 debunked

10 myths about WW1 debunked | World War 1 | Scoop.it
Much of what we think we know about the 1914-18 conflict is wrong, says historian Dan Snow.
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This is one of the most important areas of debate about World War 1 - good to see someone like Dan Snow putting it straight...

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EUscreenXL » World War 1 Film Footage in Cyberspace

EUscreenXL » World War 1 Film Footage in Cyberspace | World War 1 | Scoop.it
The European Film Gateway 1914 (EFG1914) plans to digitise up to 650 hours of footage and make it freely accessible via europeana.eu, Europe's digital library, museum and archive. It will also appear on the film portal ...
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I've found this a useful source for images and ideas..

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WW1 plaque in College Lane

WW1 plaque in College Lane | World War 1 | Scoop.it
This plaque is extremely difficult to read, especially at the top. It is also rare, being, as far as one can tell, a private plaque commemorating the fallen in WW1. The residents of the street believe the shield is made of marble alabaster.
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Imperial War Museums

Imperial War Museums | World War 1 | Scoop.it
IWM is unique in its coverage of conflicts, especially those involving Britain and the Commonwealth, from the First World War to the present day.
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New book unearths Chinese labourers' secret role in World War I - Straight.com

New book unearths Chinese labourers' secret role in World War I - Straight.com | World War 1 | Scoop.it
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New book unearths Chinese labourers' secret role in World War I
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“The British Expeditionary Force lied to these boys that they would not be exposed to danger.

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