Why We Do What We Do

On the 19th – 21st March this year I was privileged to be asked by Anglia Tours to conduct a battlefield tour of Ypres and the Somme for a small family group. The lead passenger’s daughter had missed …

A Family at War – Ashley Clark

Sergeant Fred CLARK 1st Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment- a family at war

Fred CLARK was one of 7 sons and 2 daughters born to George and Lucy CLARK of Peterborough. The brothers in age order were George, Charles, Fred, John, …

Vera Brittain – A short appreciation

By the time Vera Brittain’s   Great War memoir Testament of Youth was published in 1933 the road towards a second and yet more devastating world war was already being mapped out. In the years that followed publication, before Chamberlain’s famous …

A young woman at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst

In my own small way, I was involved in a ‘first’ for women. I and some 40 other young women lived and trained in the hallowed portals of Old College at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst as the first female …

It’s the Best Classroom in the World

St Anne’s Roman Catholic High School – Our Experiences with Anglia Tours

Jenny Howe is Head of History at St Anne’s RC High School in Stockport. She has been running guided history trips with Anglia to Ypres & Somme and …

Anglia Guide Dickie Knight at the WFA Service of Remembrance

On the 11th November, to mark the 99th Anniversary of the end of the First World War, the Western Front Association held a Service of Remembrance at the Cenotaph in Whitehall. If you were watching the television coverage …

The Development of the Tank

Written by Gareth Davies  

How to assault an enemy trench system that was protected by barbed wire and machine guns was a challenge that was being thought about at the end of 1914 and a number of ideas were starting …

The Armistice and its effect

At the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918 the guns fell silent across the Western Front. Although my grandfathers were both there the one question about the war that I never …

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