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THE GREAT WAR

310, 2016

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

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

310, 2016

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

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 [...]

310, 2016

Conscientious Objectors

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

308, 1914

When War broke out in Rossendale

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

1603, 1915

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

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

1606, 1914

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

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