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Selected by Stephen Miller, Web Editor What The spark that began the first global war in 1914 was the assassination in Sarajevo of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austro-Hungarian Empire and his duchess Sophie Chotek on 28 June.  The … Continue reading

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Selected by Frances Pattman, Archivist Colonel Stevenson Lyle Cummins was a member of the Royal Army Medical Corps and by 1915 was Deputy Assistant Director General, Medical Services, British Expeditionary Force in France.  His papers show that during this period … Continue reading

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Selected by Barbara Ball, Metadata Assistant  Some four months after the First World War began the first people taken into captivity by the Germans were ‘alien citizens’ – those that were living, working or studying in Germany. These people were … Continue reading

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Selected by Stephen Miller, Web Editor What The first image is of the retreat of the allied forces from Suvla bay, Turkey, during the Gallipoli campaign in the winter of 1915-1916 (ref. Hamilton 7/12/243a).  It is from the official photographs … Continue reading

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Selected by Lianne Smith, Archives Services Manager Summary of Tank Operations, 2 Brigade, Heavy Branch, Battle of Messines, June 7th 1917 Written 22nd June 1917 Section 4: Pigeons This report can be found in the papers of J F C … Continue reading