War Diary Discoveries

When you’re a historian of the First World War, there isn’t much that doesn’t interest in you. From details of large scale offensives, to the fine details that you find when only reading through a war diary. And it is one of these details that has piqued my interest today and resulted in this blogContinue reading “War Diary Discoveries”

The ‘Silent Cities’ of the Western Front – Part 3

Welcome to Part 3 in my continuing series of cemeteries that have personal importance and significance to me. I hope you are enjoying this series of posts. If you have missed posts, you can find them in the My Blog section of the website. First on the list for this post is Aveluy Wood (LancashireContinue reading “The ‘Silent Cities’ of the Western Front – Part 3”

The ‘Silent Cities’ of the Western Front – Part 2

Welcome to the second in the series of my favourite cemeteries of the Western Front.  As with the previous post, these are all cemeteries and memorials that are maintained by the CWGC who do a fantastic job all year round, making sure these sites are looked after in the right manner. If you haven’t already,Continue reading “The ‘Silent Cities’ of the Western Front – Part 2”

The ‘Silent cities’ of the Western Front – Part 1

As a battlefield guide, I spend a lot of time around cemeteries and memorials. From a practical perspective, there are lots of key and interesting stories that you can tell whilst in a cemetery or by a memorial. You may have a Victoria Cross winner, family members buried or commemorated near to each other orContinue reading “The ‘Silent cities’ of the Western Front – Part 1”