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Sainsburys and RBL Christmas Truce advert

Sainsbury’s and The Royal British Legion partner to bring First World War Christmas truce story to life

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Added by Spirit of Remembrance on November 14, 2014 at 10:30 — No Comments

Normandy Veterans from Middlesex 70th Anniversary D-Day tour

Normandy Veterans gather for one last trip to the beaches of France where they fought 70 years ago

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Added by Spirit of Remembrance on October 16, 2014 at 13:30 — No Comments

Sausage Dogs Persecuted - the Fall of Dachshund during WW1

I subscribe to Picturing the Great WarThe First World War Blog from Mary Evans Picture Library . The Mary Evans collection is simply amazing, I strongly recommend you take a look.

This story came in this morning and I wanted to share.  I know that everything German was taken off the shop shelves and the anti German sentiment meant significant changes including to birth of the House of Windsor, but as a dog lover I had…

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Added by Spirit of Remembrance on March 5, 2014 at 9:49 — No Comments

George @cubcampaigner fundraising walk - CONGRATULATIONS

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Added by Spirit of Remembrance on August 27, 2013 at 10:30 — No Comments

Kenyan heroes who died in First World War mere footnotes

Updated Saturday, July 20th 2013 at 19:14 GMT +3

By Amos Kareithi

When an Austria-Hungary monarch, Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife were assassinated 99 years ago in Sarajevo, it appeared like a remote act of no consequence. In Africa,…

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Added by Spirit of Remembrance on July 22, 2013 at 18:16 — No Comments

National War Memorial Dover

In celebration of their Commonwealth connections, a high-ranking delegation from Bangladesh visited East Kent last Friday to visit the site of the National War Memorial to be built on the White Cliffs. Led by Major Rafiqul Islam MP Bir Uttom, a renowned hero of Bangladesh’s own war of independence, the party of nine Members of Parliament and five officials was welcomed to Dover District Council by its Chairman and…

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Added by Spirit of Remembrance on July 17, 2013 at 11:25 — No Comments

Where now for re-enacting? Recent developments and challenges - what happens next? By Howard Giles

I found this interesting address and am interested on peoples views as to what has happened since Howard spoke.  Please let us know.

An address to NAReS AGM 20th November 2011…

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Added by Spirit of Remembrance on May 30, 2013 at 16:26 — No Comments

NESA - National Ex Services Association

Can you help those old codgers like me , who survived the second world war and before. I am in my ninety third year patched up and painted but still surviving.

I along with one or two friends created and run the National Ex…

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Added by Spirit of Remembrance on April 22, 2013 at 10:49 — No Comments

The encoded communications of World War II - a mystery wrapped in an Enigma

During warfare, one of the key aspects of communications is the ability to transmit…

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Added by Spirit of Remembrance on April 6, 2013 at 12:35 — No Comments

SS Mendi heroes remembered

Defence Web story written by Chris Szabo Monday, 18 February 2013 11:49

alt Members of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) and its…

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Added by Spirit of Remembrance on February 19, 2013 at 10:00 — No Comments

Royal Wootton Bassett and the fallen - BBC News Magazine

BBC News MAGAZINE…
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Added by Spirit of Remembrance on January 4, 2013 at 14:00 — No Comments

Lesser known British armed forces - First World War

This blog by an unknown author was found on the internet but gives us interesting background.  Please give us your comments and add further information.

Overview  

During the First World War eight…

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Added by Spirit of Remembrance on January 3, 2013 at 12:41 — No Comments

70 Years of Heroism and Devotion – Malta’s George Cross

In the dim and eerie candlelight, with the drone of low-flying aircraft above their heads, people huddled in underground, rock-cut shelters, thumbing their rosary beads in silence as their stricken eyes darted towards the shaft of…

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Added by Spirit of Remembrance on December 10, 2012 at 11:30 — No Comments

Ministerial forum on Veterans Affairs 20Nov 2012

Tuesday, 20 November 2012  in Canberra, Australia                                                                                                       VA098

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Added by Spirit of Remembrance on November 20, 2012 at 10:30 — No Comments

Arthur Lane interview

This is a fascinating article we found and wanted to share.  Spirit of Remembrance is working closely with Arthur Lane and NESA (National Ex Services Associations)

We also recommend that you visit the  …

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Added by Spirit of Remembrance on November 13, 2012 at 12:56 — No Comments

Buried Treasure - of the best kind...!! Buried Spifires in Burma unearthed in pristine condition!

World War Two British plane enthusiast wins right to dig up buried Spitfires in Burma



Daily Telegraph 18 October 2012







Burma's government has signed an agreement with…

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Added by Spirit of Remembrance on October 18, 2012 at 9:00 — No Comments

RAF Liberator KL 654 crew burial in Kuala Lumpur

PORT DICKSON: After 67 years, eight members of the Royal Air Force (RAF) will finally be laid to rest here.

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Warrant Officer Paul Cross of the British High Commission, accompanied by members of the Malaysian armed forces, taking the remains of the crew of the B-24 Liberator aircraft that crashed in Kuala Pilah, Negri Sembilan, towards…

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Added by Spirit of Remembrance on October 12, 2012 at 17:00 — No Comments

How America remembers WW1

We found this article and interesting film about how America remembers World War 1 and we would appreciate hearing your thoughts.

Do you believe that there is an increased interest in learning more about the First World War? If so, is the…

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Added by Spirit of Remembrance on April 7, 2012 at 11:07 — No Comments

RAAF--Bomber Command Commemoration - ABC South Australia - Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC)

FRIDAY, 3 FEBRUARY 2012

RAAF--Bomber Command Commemoration - ABC South Australia - Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC)

RAAF--Bomber…
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Added by Spirit of Remembrance on February 3, 2012 at 19:23 — No Comments

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