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Welcome to my website dedicated to military history, with a focus on the British Army around the Great War period.

I respectfully ask that any information used from this site is referenced accordingly.

Site Launch 1st July 2020 – Please do bear with me for the first few months as I get the site up and running. It may mean quite a few changes to the way it looks and works, but I hope to find a good balance in the end!

Latest Posts

Behind Enemy Lines in 1914 – The Fate of A Squadron, 11th Hussars.

On the morning of the 26 August 1914, the retreat from Mons was in full swing, with widespread confusion sweeping through British troops. The men of the 11th Hussars (Prince Albert’s Own), had now found themselves as rear guard for the retiring British Expeditionary Force (BEF) at the Battle of Le Cateau. The events thatContinue reading “Behind Enemy Lines in 1914 – The Fate of A Squadron, 11th Hussars.”

Lancashire Infantry Museum

For my second instalment on military museums, I look at the impressive collection held by the Lancashire Infantry Museum, the regimental museum for the Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment. I was fortunate enough to visit the museum back in February, located in Preston, Lancashire. The museum itself is ‘behind the wire’ of Fulwood Barracks, so photoContinue reading “Lancashire Infantry Museum”