World War One

World War One

The RNLI: Why we should be thankful for the lifeboat charity that saves lives at sea

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) is the largest charity that saves lives at sea, doing so not only around the coasts of the UK, but the Republic of Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man, alongside some inland waterways.

Richard High, in the Special Collections department at the University of Leeds with some of the items relating to Frederick Caton. (Simon Hulme).

Young RAF hero’s brief life tells story of First World War in the air

Frederick Caton was a teenager when he joined the fledgling RAF in 1918, but he didn’t live to see his 20th birthday. Chris Bond tells the Leeds lad’s moving story.

The Yorkshire women of the war who defied the Nazis

The Yorkshire women of the war who defied the Nazis

International Women's Day is a day which celebrates all women around the world and commemorates the continuing movement for women's rights and the achievements women have made.

Smoky was a star during the Second World War

The parachuting Yorkshire Terrier who helped heal soldiers in the Second World War

World War Two saw not only men and women, but many animals including pigeons, horses and dogs, valiantly contribute to the war effort. However, Smoky the Yorkshire Terrier's significant contribution as one of the very first therapy dogs has made her one of the hailing heroes of the Second World War.
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Keith Thompson, Chairman of the Goathland Community Hub & Sports Pavilion, with a prototype of one of the steel soldiers which will be situated around the grounds.'Friday 9 February. Picture: Ceri Oakes

The Yorkshire Post says: Goathland’s tree tribute to fallen soldiers in stark contrast with Sheffield felling plans

The First World War reaped a terrible toll on almost every community in Britain, with hundreds of thousands of young men who left cities, towns and villages for the battlefields of Europe never returning; a sacrifice that must never be forgotten.

Richard High with a rare women's hunger strike medal from 1912. (Picture by Simon Hulme).

Historic items in Leeds that chart the struggle for women’s votes in 1918.

When the Representation of People Act became law a century ago today, it was hailed as a landmark moment, for it meant women over the age of 30 who owned property, or were married to a man who did, were entitled to vote.

Archive manager Paul Stebbing with the Military Medal awarded to Lance Corporal Thomas Hardcastle.

Medals from trenches come home to Barnsley after auction hunt

A collection of medals from the First World War were brought home to Barnsley yesterday after two councillors scoured auction houses and websites for items that would stand as a memorial to the town’s Pals battalions.

An image from the exhibition Spence: The Art of War at the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds. (Picture: Simon Hill).

Artists who offered a different perspective on the First World War

As an exhibition of watercolours goes on display at the Royal Armouries, Chris Bond asks whether First World War art has the same impact as its poetry.

Bomb damage at Cossey Road after First World War Zeppelin raid on Sheffield.

Zeppelin: Shadow of fear that brought death to Sheffield

The officers were away at a tea dance when, in the skies above the little school in Grenoside, they spotted the fearsome shadow of a Zeppelin.

Robert Ogden, a co-director  at Ogden's Jewellers in Harrogate , looking at  documents  from the Imperial War Graves Commission from  the archives  at Ogden's Jewellers.

Letters from the front, by a tank commander of 19

HE was just 19 but already a tank commander.

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.


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.
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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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.
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.


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.

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.

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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