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World War One Engagement Centre: Voices of War and Peace

“The Loss of Such a Splendid Man”

A Summer to Remember: 1914, 1944 and ‘all that’

Sergeant Alfred Knight VC

Kitchener’s New Army

Hurtling Towards War

The Fight for the Rank and File

“Things Are Looking Up Here”

Caring for the Wounded in Local Communities

Remembering ‘14 -‘18: Forgetting Other ‘14 -‘18s

A Watch, A Bullet, and a Diary

Birmingham Tank Week

Gender and the Home Front

Joseph Southall and Pacifism

Cadbury Angels and World War One

Birmingham and WW1: Highlights from Birmingham History Galleries

 

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The Diary of Dorothy Priest, August 20th 1914

20th August 2014 By Nicola Gauld

Rumours of ‘liveliness’ of the Germans in the North Sea.  Germans nearing Brussels.  Belgian scouts on the fields of Waterloo.  The Pope is dead.

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The Diary of Dorothy Priest, August 19th 1914

19th August 2014 By Nicola Gauld

I couldn’t read the papers properly today.  They say the French have a firm footing in Alsace Lorraine, that our soldiers were very warmly welcomed in France and that there have been skirmishes in the North Sea. 

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New project: The role and experience of soldiers of colour in the First World War

18th August 2014 By Nicola Gauld

This new project by Footballfineart, ‘The role and experience of soldiers of colour in the First World War’ (funded by the HLF’s ‘Understanding the First World War‘ programme), aims to focus upon the contribution made to the First World War by manpower from Britain’s colonies.

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