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Announcements and News

This area will be used to keep members informed of changes and future developments.

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The IWM Lives of the First World War Project

The GWF Team wish to encourage the commemoration of the Great War Centenary. The Centenary has inspired participation from individuals, communities, archives and national governments, and the GWF hopes to support all forms of remembrance, and especially projects leading to a lasting legacy. The GWF are proud to be official supporters of the Imperial War Museum's Lives of the Great War project, and look forward to assisting in the creation of this new memorial to the men and women of the Great War.

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Operation War Diary launch,... - last post by MartinWills

Further centenary projects and issues

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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Diary discovery by new member - last post by David F Marks

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Soldiers


  1. POWs in Australian archives,
  2. POWs

Researching individual servicemen in the Great War.

In grateful memory of Forum Pal Bob Coulson.

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German postcard - last post by Waggoner

Units and formations

Researching military units or formations in the Great War.

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Lincolnshire Regiment - last post by Bingo794

Ships and navies

For discussions about the seaborne war.

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HMS Birmingham sinks U15 9... - last post by Terry Carter

The war in the air


  1. 1st Blitz, UK Airfields & Home Service

For discussions about the war in the air.

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2nd Lt. P. F. Cormack, RFC - last post by topgun1918

Other

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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2nd Lieutenant John Raymond... - last post by helpjpl

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The Western Front

The battles and battlefields of France and Flanders

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Items preserved by the Belg... - last post by jpss

Cemeteries and memorials


  1. Possible non-commemorations,
  2. Fromelles Project,
  3. Recovering the Fallen

For discussions about...cemeteries and memorials

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Winchester Cathedral: name... - last post by MBrockway

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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Photo offer Bailleul,Metere... - last post by joanbelge

Interpreting service records and medal index cards

Discussions on interpreting original records

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Document Repository


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

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

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Book reviews

A place to discuss books.

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Books on the battle of Le C... - last post by Crunchy

The Culture Pages

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

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Classic Threads

It takes a lot for a thread to make it into this space.

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"Three Sons Killed in Action" - last post by Knotty

90th Anniversary

A space for discussion of the events of 90 years ago

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14th Division - Inverness C... - last post by snakebite

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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