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Selected by Lianne Smith, Archives Services Manager This letter was written from Arthur Bryant to his mother on 18 February 1918 – his 19th birthday. At the time Bryant was training with the Royal Flying Corps. Four months later he … Continue reading

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Selected by Diana Manipud, Archives Assistant What A dinner menu from Captain Graeme Wynne’s internment as a Prisoner of War in Heidelberg, Germany, December 1917. Wynne was captured by German forces during the Battle of Le Cateau, France on 26 … Continue reading

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Selected by Geoff Browell, Senior Archives Services Manager Two photographs showing Senegalese Tirailleurs: the French mobilised some 200,000 colonial infantry from West Africa throughout the course of the war; their numbers rose sharply after 1916 in order to replace heavy … Continue reading

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Selected by Janine Bancroft, Archivist (Records & Accessions) What Recruitment poster for World War One, January 1915. Designed and printed by Johnson, Riddle and Company for the Parliamentary Recruiting Committee (PRC), set up following the outbreak of war in August … Continue reading

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Selected by Kate O’Brien, Archives Services Manager What Lieutenant Maurice John Bethell drowned on 31 May 1916, aged 22, when HMS NESTOR was sunk at the Battle of Jutland. His commanding officer, Commander Edward Bingham, who was taken prisoner (and subsequently … Continue reading

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Selected by Joanne Ruff, Archives Assistant These photographs are from an official set taken during the Dardanelles Expedition in 1915-16 and form part of the papers of General Sir Ian Hamilton.The ones which I have chosen relate to the sinking … Continue reading

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Selected by Lianne Smith, Archives Services Manager This brass desk set embellished with ammunition shells belonged to Lieutenant General George Francis Milne, who was Commander-in Chief of the British Salonika Army during the First World War. Britain, along with France … Continue reading

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Selected by Kate O’Brien, Archives Services Manager  What Two propaganda postcards featuring the celebrated French aviator Jules Védrines (1881-1919).  Both were printed in the UK by William Ritchie & Sons, Ltd, using previously published French photographs.  The first, showing Védrines … Continue reading