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Centenary Projects

For discussion of other matters relating to the Great War Centenary. Relevant topics from other parts of the site will be migrated to this section, unless they are so specific that they should be left in other areas.

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Tommies - The BBC Radio 4 D... - last post by rolt968

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  1. POWs

Researching individual servicemen in the Great War.

In grateful memory of Forum Pal Bob Coulson.

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Units and formations

Researching military units or formations in the Great War.

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Who is our resident KRRC au... - last post by Jesse

Ships and navies

For discussions about the seaborne war.

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The war in the air

  1. 1st Blitz, UK Airfields & Home Service

For discussions about the war in the air.

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Other aspects of the soldiers or armed forces of 1914-1918.

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Remembering Them

A place for your loved one's and researched men & women's names. This area will retain entries for 30 days after the last posting.

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Alfred Woollam (d. 30 April... - last post by wulsten

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The Western Front

The battles and battlefields of France and Flanders

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Cemeteries and memorials

  1. Possible non-commemorations,
  2. Recovering the Fallen

For discussions about...cemeteries and memorials

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Battlefields in danger

Places that are at risk of modern-day developments

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Look-up, Photo and Document requests

  1. Photos - wants,
  2. Photos - Offers,
  3. Documents & Records Requests/Look Ups

If you would like to obtain a photo or a document or have something looked up and you think a forum member may be able to help, this is the place to ask. And don't forget to say thank you!

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Interpreting service records and medal index cards

Discussions on interpreting original records

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identifying a service number - last post by FrancesH

Document Repository

  1. Unit War Diaries,
  2. Reference books,
  3. Unit histories,
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  5. Maps,
  6. Virtual Library,
  7. Video Links

Can you offer lookups from war diaries, books, magazines etc?

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Essex Units in the  War 191... - last post by RememberYardleys

Book reviews

A place to discuss books.

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2nd Pioneer Battalion: 2nd... - last post by Waddell

The Culture Pages

The GWF Arts Supplement - for music, art, poetry, plays, TV & radio, films etc

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Forum Pals

  1. GWF Events and Merchandise

Discussions about Forum Pals meetings, Forum-logo products, etc

In grateful memory of Forum Pal Kevin O'Neill.

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