Tag Archives: WW1

A Blog A Day: Australian Heroines of World War One by Susanna De Vries – Review

Gallipoli, Lemnos and the Western Front. Australian heroines of World War One is the story of eight courageous women told through diaries, letters, original photos, paintings and maps. These eight women had the courage and strength for which the ANZACs … Continue reading

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Blog Tour: The Somme Legacy by M. J. Lee

July 1, 1916. The Somme, France. A British Officer prepares to go over the top on the first day of the Battle of the Somme. March 28, 2016. Manchester, England. Genealogical investigator Jayne Sinclair, a former police detective, is commissioned … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: James George Jupp, died 23/9/1916

A short break from all the regular bookish things to allow me to put my Family History hat on. I’ve mentioned in quite a few posts (mostly A-Z Challenge) some of my research into my family history, and today is … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Ways of the World by Robert Goddard

1919. The eyes of the world are on Paris, where statesmen, diplomats and politicians have gathered to discuss the fate of half the world’s nations in the aftermath of the cataclysm that was the Great War. A horde of journalists, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Fallen by Lia Mills

Spring, 1915. Katie Crilly gets the news she dreaded: her beloved twin brother, Liam, has been killed on the Western Front. A year later, when her home city of Dublin is suddenly engulfed in violence, Katie finds herself torn by … Continue reading

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Book Review: Letters from Skye by Jessica Brockmole

I always think that epistolary novels, ones told in the form of letters, must be much more rewarding to read than to write. While hearing the characters’ own voices makes them much more real for the reader, it’s such a … Continue reading

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C is for… Commonwealth War Graves Commission #AtoZChallenge

It seems the first two posts of this challenge have been mostly WW1-related and the third post is no different, dealing as it does with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Set up after WW1, the CWGC looks after over 1.7 … Continue reading

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B is for… Burnt Records #AtoZChallenge

If you’re researching any military personnel in your family history, a great starting point is a service record. I’ll write more about obtaining WW2 service records later on, but for now I want to focus on WW1 service records. WW1 … Continue reading

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