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Zeppelin Raids in the Humber During WW1

Zeppelin Raids in the Humber During WW1

The effects of airship attacks on people of the Humber

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Donald Simpson Bell's Victoria Cross

Donald Simpson Bell's Victoria Cross

The story of the first footballer to volunteer in WW1

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Losing a Loved One in WW1

How did relatives get news of a soldier’s death?

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Gift tin of chocolate sent to York servicemen at Christmas WW1

York Chocolate Sent to WW1 Soldiers

Raising soldiers' morale during Christmas 1914

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First World War stories from the Wakefield District

Stories of local people who served their country in WWI

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WW1 Medal Stories

WW1 Medal Stories

Six of our First World War Guardians and the medals they received

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How the First World War affected families

How the First World War affected families

The aftermath of the war for soldiers’ loved ones

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George Bissill - Miner, Soldier and Artist

An artist's response to the trench tunnels of WWI

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Wilson Line ship the SS Eskimo

Merchant Shipping During WW1

Hull merchant seamen's experiences of the First World War

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Minesweeping During the First World War

Minesweeping During the First World War

How trawlermen of the Humber supported the Mine Clearance Service

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The East Riding Yeomanry in the First World War

The East Riding Yeomanry in the First World War

A soldier's experiences of wartime in the Middle East

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First World War soldiers from the East Yorkshire Regiment

Humber Regiments on the Western Front

Different experiences of soldiers in the First World War

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Group photograph of the Leeds Pals

Remembering the Leeds Pals Battalions

The Leeds Pals in the First World War

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Songs of the First World War

Explore two WW1 songs with very different themes and sentiments

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Harry Oldham Passchendaele Survivor

Harry Oldham Passchendaele Survivor

First World War soldier rescued from the mud of No Man's Land

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Life in WW1 Country House Hospitals

Life in WW1 Country House Hospitals

Temporary wartime hospitals created during 1914-1918

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WWI Preston Free Buffet

Refreshments on the station for sailors and soldiers

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WWI Shrewsbury Memorial Remembering Katherine Harley

A remembrance stone that includes the name of a woman

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Bible with WWI bullet embedded in it

WW1 Soldier Frederick Peil saved by his bible

German bullet lodged in the bible of a Cumbrian soldier from Ireby

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Grave Marker for Songster, the Oldest War Horse

Served with Leicestershire Yeomanry in First World War

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Hyman Rutstein of the Jewish Battalion

Hyman Rutstein of the Jewish Battalion

Tefillin that helped WW1 soldier maintain his faith in the trenches

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Joseph W Giardelli's WWI Pocket Watch Case

Sent from his colleagues at the Royal Mint in 1914

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Surviving Shell Shock in the First World War

George Burnett's story leads into an overview of shell shock in WW1

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Sending Eggs to Wounded Soldiers

How the National Egg Collection Scheme helped WW1 soldiers in hospital

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Honouring Oldham's WW1 Soldiers

Honouring Oldham's WW1 Soldiers

Examining a First World War memorial from different perspectives

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Air Raids on the WW1 British Home Front

Air Raids on the WW1 British Home Front

How German Zeppelin attacks brought the fighting to British civilians

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Alfie Knight's Letter to Lord Kitchener

Alfie Knight's Letter to Lord Kitchener

Nine year old Dublin boy responds to WWI recruitment drive

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Female Munitions Workers in WW1

Female Munitions Workers in WW1

Thousands of British women took on dangerous jobs in wartime factories

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