Western Front

Distinguishing Marks of the Great War – Signallers of the British Army – an illustrated guide

How were Signallers in the Great War distinguished from other soldiers?

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

After coming under friendly fire, half a squadron of cavalry become cut off behind enemy lines. A story famously known for Patrick Fowler, the soldier who hid in a cupboard, but what of the rest of the squadron?

Shooting Round Corners Great War Style – Defence of Communication Trenches

In 1915, an officer of the Royal Fusiliers invented a method of shooting round trench corners, without the shooter having to expose himself.

The Curious Case of Private Trigg

On the eve of the great Somme offensive, a British soldier mysteriously defects to the German lines.

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