World War One

World War One

The day the United States entered the First World War and the tide turned against Germany

It’s a hundred years since the United States entered the First World War. But why did they get involved and what impact did it have? Chris Bond reports.

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A century on, Hull honours a hero in battle and the rugby pitch

A series of commemorative events is planned to mark 100 years since one of Hull’s most famous sons fell in the First World War while single-handedly tackling a machine-gun post.

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storyteller: Bradford-based Irene Lofthouse is putting the spotlight on female poets from the Great War.

The forgotten women poets of the Great War are given a voice again

The Great War produced a string of talented female poets and, as Yvette Huddleston discovers, a number of them came from Yorkshire.

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Bravery: Betty Stevenson was just  19 when she worked as a volunteer  YMCA driver during the war. (Supplied by Hew Stevenson).

Honouring the women volunteers behind the Grear War effort

The role of the Women’s Auxiliary in the YMCA during the First World War has long been overlooked. But it deserves greater recognition, an historian tells Chris Bond.

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Sue Padgham, librarian at Harlow Carr, with her grandfather's Ruhleben medal.

The Great War PoWs who found solace in gardening

A new exhibiton opens next month at Harlow Carr telling the story of British prisoners of war who gardened through the Great War. Chris Bond reports.

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Harlow Carr tells the story of gardening behind enemy lines

Harlow Carr tells the story of gardening behind enemy lines

A new exhibition at a Yorkshire garden will tell the story of how horticulture helped British prisoners survive wartime internment.

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A century on, Leeds marks a terrible tragedy on the home front

It was a tragedy that devastated families across a Yorkshire city who were already facing up to the heartache of their loved ones being sent to fight in the First World War.

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Soldiers lay a wreath during a service at the Thiepval Memorial in northern France to mark the centenary of the final day of the Battle of the Somme

100 years after guns fell silent at the Somme, the world pauses to remember

UP TO 2,000 guests fell silent to remember the fallen at a service in France marking the 100th anniversary of the final day of the Battle of the Somme.

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Bugler Stan Wilkinson plays the Last Post during a remembrance service on Armistice Day at the Royal Armouries, Leeds. Picture Tony Johnson

Moving Armistice Day service pays tribute to Leeds explosion victims

A moving Armistice Day ceremony was held at the Royal Armouries in Leeds this morning to commemorate those who have sacrificed their lives in war.

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At the eleventh hour, Yorkshire remembers its fallen, and those left behind

VETERANS decorated in medals who fought on the beaches of Normandy, serving soldiers, schoolchildren and the families of those who sacrificed their lives in war – people of all ages stood side by side across Yorkshire in a show of respect on Armistice Day.

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Donald Bell VC: The only professional footballer to  be awarded the Victoria Cross in World War One.

YP Comment: Donald Bell legacy

TO the discredit of football, and the unseemly war of words between Fifa and FA over whether England and Scotland’s players can wear a poppy during their World Cup qualifier on Armistice Day, one name – Donald Simpson Bell – has not been mentioned.

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Tragic tale of Leeds golfing brothers who died at the Front

Tragic tale of Leeds golfing brothers who died at the Front

The tragic story of three golfing brothers from Guiseley who died in World War One has been uncovered by a researcher from the Professional Golfers’ Association.

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Ian Hislop and Nick Newman in Sheffield. (Scott Merrylees).

Laughing in the face of war - The Wipers Times comes to Yorkshire

Ian Hislop and Nick Newman’s play about the story of a satirical newspaper created amidst the horrors of the Western Front is coming to Yorkshire. Chris Bond went to meet them.

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Poignant letters home from Leeds’s Great War chaplain

Poignant letters home from Leeds’s Great War chaplain

A new book will tell the story of a Methodist minister from Leeds who became one of the youngest army chaplains of the Great War.

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Church remembers wartime vicar whose family paid the ultimate price

Church remembers wartime vicar whose family paid the ultimate price

A West Yorkshire church has held a special service in honour of its World War One vicar who lost two of his sons in the conflict.

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Leeds First World War factory given protection.

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YP Comment: Wartime heroines

THEY were a vital cog in Britain’s war effort, but for years they were the secret victims of a home front tragedy.

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Leeds Pals pictured at Colsterdale

WATCH: Leeds Pals battalion train in Colsterdale in 1916

The name of the Leeds Pals battalion is synonymous with one of the bloodiest phases of World War One.

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Forgotten story: A postcard showing HMS Falmouth at sea in 1911. (WD Cocroft/Historic England/PA Wire).

First World War wreck off Yorkshire’s coast brought back to life

A century after it was sunk off the Yorkshire coast during the First World War, HMS Falmouth’s final resting place has been digitally recreated. Chris Bond reports.

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Gary Hancock, museum technician, infront of the refurbished  bi-plane, which was transported to the International Somme Commemoration event at Thiepval, in Northern France.

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First World War bi-plane returns from Somme commemorations for York exhibition

A Comprehensive exhibition covering the land and air campaigns of the Battle of the Somme has returned to the Yorkshire Air Museum in Elvington, after it was seen by 10,000 people in Thiepval, France.

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Archivist Alison Kay is pictured on the Ambulance Train.
Picture by Simon Hulme

Life on board an ambulance train recreated - 100 years on from their busiest time

A WEEK after the start of the bloodiest battle in British military history, 6,000 men were loaded onto ambulance trains at Southampton ready to be taken to hospitals up and down the country for treatment.

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