Tuesday, 23 April 2013

WW1 in the News

In the last few days there have been a number of interesting WW1 related items in the news.

Firstly, there was the report that two WW1 soldiers had finally been laid to rest. Lt John Pritchard and Pte Christopher Douglas Elphick of the Honourable Artillery Company (HAC) were killed on 15 May 1917 in an attack on Bullecourt on the Western Front. Their remains were discovered in 2009 and have now been laid to rest in marked graves. More on this story is available from the BBC and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.



Secondly, a recent aerial archaeological study in Kent has uncovered a British Army training ground, which shows that as early as 1915 the British Army were experimenting with trench design and preparing their soldiers for trench warfare. This video tell the story...


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