3 10, 2016

A Soldier’s Life in the Trenches of The Western Front of World War 1

October 3rd, 2016|Life in the Trenches|0 Comments

World War 1 was fought in different parts of Europe, and in other parts of the world such as The Middle East and on the [...]

3 10, 2016

Why did men from St. James–the-Less have to fight in the First World War?

October 3rd, 2016|After the War, Life at Home, Life in the Trenches|0 Comments

Between early August 1914, when the war started, and 1916 over 150 men from St James-the-Less had joined the armed forces and gone to war, [...]

3 10, 2016

Conscientious Objectors

October 3rd, 2016|Life at Home, Life in the Trenches|0 Comments

Despite the many thousands in the UK who thought it was their patriotic duty to enlist and fight the enemy at the start of the [...]

3 08, 1914

When War broke out in Rossendale

August 3rd, 1914|Life at Home, Life in the Trenches|0 Comments

There was a lot of patriotism and confidence in the first weeks and months of the war, both in the nation and in Rossendale. People [...]

16 03, 1915

How did the soldiers keep in touch with their families and friends at home?

March 16th, 1915|Life at Home, Life in the Trenches|0 Comments

Unlike today, when we have smartphones and a host of other electronic devices to make immediate contact with people anywhere in the world, the only [...]

16 06, 1914

What means of communication did the army use in the trenches?

June 16th, 1914|Life at Home, Life in the Trenches|0 Comments

In any war reliable and accurate communication is essential. Battles are often won or lost on the ability to communicate information on enemy positions and [...]

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