World War One

World War One

Letters from the front, by a tank commander of 19

HE was just 19 but already a tank commander.

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Leeds plumber discovers secret letters from World War One trenches

Leeds plumber discovers secret letters from World War One trenches

Poignant letters penned by a soldier during the Great War have been discovered in Leeds.

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The Yorkshire Post Says: A nation's respect as war sacrifices are remembered

A century ago the Battle of Passchendaele finally came to an end – bogged down in a sea of mud in the fields of Flanders.
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Sydney Stratford who died while serving as R.N Petty Officer 1st Class aboard the Alberta

‘One in a lifetime’ chance to honour World War One trawlerman

WHEN you think of honouring those killed in World War One - it is the soldiers fighting on the battlefields of far away fronts that immediately spring to mind.

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ConflictsincludingAfghanistan and Iraq are not as strongly associated with the poppy according to the branch

The poppy and Knaresborough Royal British Legion's push for returning veterans

As the heroic sacrifices of the armed forces are remembered across the country the Knaresborough chapter of the Royal British Legion is aiming to direct more support for veterans of recent conflicts.
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The auditorium seen here in 1910. ( Picture: City Varieties).

The City Varieties during the Great War - light relief in dark days

A new stage production marking Armistice Day commemorates the important role played by music halls like the City Varieties during the First World War. Chris Bond reports.

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VIDEO: Barnsley Pals return as Somme memorial art work is brought to life

The Barnsley Pals who died on the first day of the Battle Of The Somme are back on parade - thanks to a new permanent home for an award winning piece of public art and amazing new technology.

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Anthony Padgett with his bust of Wilfred Owen

A seaside hotel and a vision of hell

From the five windows of his room in the turret of Scarborough’s Clarence Gardens Hotel, Wilfred Owen looked out to sea and imagined himself back in the trenches.

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Outside Buckingham Palace after recieving his DSO.

Story of the Yorkshireman who fought and died in the hell of Passchendaele

Robert Hudson was one of the many thousands of British soldiers killed during the Passchendaele offensive a century ago. His grandson, Jim Paul, tells his story.

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Leslie Postill at home with his medal.

Leeds veteran awarded one of highest military honours 73 years after D-Day heroism

A Leeds veteran has been honoured with one of France’s highest military decorations for his part in one of the Second World War’s most famous campaigns.

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Western Road would have to become a one-way street if war memorial trees were retained.

Saving Sheffield's war memorial trees 'could cost £350,000'

Sheffield taxpayers could have to stump up £350,000 to save 26 war memorial trees from the chop.
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Memorial trees in Oxford Street.

Public anger despite council pledges ahead of key decision on Sheffield war memorial trees

Councillors again tried to reassure residents about Sheffield's war memorial trees ahead of a decision on the future of those due to be cut down.
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The Yorkshire Post Says: Heroine of the First World War

The Yorkshire Post Says: Heroine of the First World War

Not only have commemorative events to mark major milestones in the First World War a century ago have been extremely dignified – there were concerns that they would be too jingoistic – but they have unearthed some unlikely heroes and heroines whose humbling self-sacrifice deserves to be recognised by today’s generation.
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Money lent by wealthy professionals in Yorkshire helped pay for the British war effort.

How Yorkshire's middle classes tried to fund World War One effort - and why the failure was covered up

Researchers have unearthed the role of professionals across Yorkshire in attempting to finance the Government through the Great War. Chris Burn reports.
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Graves at Tyne Cot Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery in Ypres

A ‘senseless’ campaign that led nowhere

The Battle of Passchendaele left hundreds of thousands of men dead and wounded, yet failed to achieve any significant military objective.

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A fly past over Tyne Cot Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery in Ypres, Belgium

A new generation weeps for horror of Passchendaele

A hundred years had dried the mud, but not the tears.

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Lewis Moody, who lost his relative Ernest Lovejoy at Passchendaele, at Tyne Cot Cemetery

Rugby star felt like weeping for his lost relative

The rugby player Lewis Moody, who was part of the England World Cup winning side in 2003, said he almost broke down in tears when he discovered he had lost a relative at Passchendaele.

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge speak with Victoria Wallace, Director General of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission

‘Teary moment’ for William as Last Post sounded at memorial

IT HAD been a teary moment, the Duke of Cambridge admitted, when he attended the nightly Last Post ceremony on Sunday at the Menin Gate war memorial, a century on from Passchendaele.

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Sapper Arthur Ayres who died at Passchendaele

Husband ‘made non-effective by death, widow told by war office

Even by the standards of the War Department, the language was clinical.

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Passchendaele:Three months of unspeakable suffering

Passchendaele:Three months of unspeakable suffering

Of the many beautiful cemeteries looked after around the world by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, the largest lies on the side of in Belgium.

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