Are you a family historian, trying to find what happened to a relative in 1914-1918? Or perhaps you are researching a local war memorial or the men of a particular unit? You will find these pages helpful:
If you have aleady located service records, medal rolls or other documents about a soldier you may be finding it hard to interpret what they say and to understand his story.
Are you a military historian, trying to find what happened to a unit or formation in 1914-1918? You will find these pages helpful:
It is sometimes hard to undertand the way the army worked, and how that affected individual soldiers and the conduct of battle:
The British Army fought in numerous theatres of war during WW1, and in each of them a number of battles and engagements took place. Find out what and when, who took part and what happened:
Where were the battlefields of the Great War? What are they like today? What is the best way of visiting them? The best place to start is here:
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