WWI

I’ve traveled around the world about three times during my life. Many years have passed since those days, but it’s safe to say I’ve journeyed extensively in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, the South Pacific, Australia and Central America and more. I’ve always found regular folks to be friendly and kind to people visiting their […]

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Sandy on July 26th, 2012

Wartime leader Sir Winston Churchill was one of the greatest leaders of the 20th Century. Not only are his books eloquently written they are also interesting and notably readable. At the end of World War II, Winston Churchill was forced to resign as British prime minister following the Conservative party’s electoral defeat by the Labor […]

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Plans are in the works for The National Library of Wales in conjunction with Welsh Library and archives to digitize First World War records.  I’ve decided to pass along the following information from Alan Stewart’s UK and Ireland genealogy news blog Grow Your Own Family Tree: “The National Library of Wales, together with Welsh libraries […]

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The film adaption of Michael Morpurgo’s book War Horse is planned for release in the UK on January 13th of next year. It’s a World War I tale set in 1914 and is the story of Joey, a young and beautiful bay-red horse with a distinctive cross on his nose sold to the army. With […]

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The British National Archives is offering a series of podcasts titled Voices of the Armistice podcast series bringing to life the individual experiences of those who served in WWI. These free podcasts express the individual perspective of servicemen and women and highlight some of the unusual and interesting stories found in military records. The narrated recordings […]

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Sandy on April 11th, 2011

FindMyPast.com.uk says: “We have just published two new sets of military records on findmypast.co.uk: Royal Navy Officers Medal Roll 1914-1920 and New Zealand WWI Soldiers. Below is further information about these records and the valuable details about your ancestors you could discover. Royal Navy Officers Medal Roll 1914-1920 These records comprise a transcript of the complete WWI […]

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