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November 11th 1918 1st World War 90th Anniversary

Posted by LibeRaCe on November 22, 2008

Apologies for this late post on the commemoration of the end of the first world war. I knew the anniversary was coming up and i wanted to seek out some informative web resources, but, a few unforeseen happenings diverted my attention. Anyhow,” better late then never” as my taid’s Sargent said to him as he approached the Messines Ridge.

First World contains pretty much everything you need to know about the First World War, from the origins – the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, lists of all the battles, that remind us that the war wasn’t just confined to the Western Front and Eastern Europe but also spread to Gallipoli, Italy, Palestine, Mesopotamia and Africa. You can access the memories and diaries of those who fought in the frontline, from officers to sappers. View the propaganda posters used by both sides:


Trace Your First World war ancestors through the National Archive:


All our families have a connection with the First World War, whether our grandparent’s or great grandparent’s died or fought in the war, and all have a tale to tell, passed down the generations. If you have heard a story from your parents or grandparent’s please tell it to us and i will post it on the blog, whether they are sad, funny or just interesting.


One Response to “November 11th 1918 1st World War 90th Anniversary”

  1. worldwar1letters said

    Readers will also enjoy Soldier’s Mail: Letters Home from a New England Soldier 1916-1919 which features the writings of U.S. Sgt. Sam Avery during the American involvement in the Great War. A compelling eyewitness narrative from the hot sands along the Rio Grande to the cold mud along the Meuse.

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