THE PRICE OF RULING THE WAVES (Marking the Centenary of the Battle of Jutland)

May 31, 20169:17 amJune 27, 2016 1:50 pm

Admiral ‘Jackie’ Fisher wrote of HMS Warrior ‘It was not appreciated that this, our first armour-clad ship of war, would cause a fundamental change in what had been in vogue for something like a thousand years.’ Having spent a good part of my life on new product development; rather than the battle itself, it is […]


Somme Commemoration Event, Southwater, Telford, 14th July 2016

May 24, 201610:08 am

Schools from across Shropshire will be participating in a remembrance event to commemorate the Battle of the Somme. About 200 pupils will be converging on Southwater, Telford on the 14th July. The event is being held on this date to commemorate the centenary of the Battle of Bazentin Ridge.  This was the worst day, in […]


Putting a Sock into Trench Foot

May 17, 201612:07 pmMay 23, 2016 2:24 pm

No sooner had the short war of movement ended with the retreat from Mons and victory in the Battle of the Marne, than the BEF faced a new grave threat. In October 1914 No 6 Casualty Clearing Station encountered a condition which was to become known as ‘trench foot.’ During the first winter more than 20,000 […]


Military Conscription

May 3, 20163:33 pmJuly 26, 2016 8:28 am

Following the implementation of the Military Service Act almost all unmarried men between the ages of 18 and 41 were expected to join the military after 2nd March 1916. Many appealed and a series of tribunals were set up by local authorities to hear their cases. Due to the sensitivity of the subject very few […]

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