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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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RBL new Data-Base - last post by burlington

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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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John Platt Jenkinson RFA RHA - last post by Martin Feledziak

Units and formations

Researching military units or formations in the Great War.

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Grandfather's service r... - last post by SilverFox100

Ships and navies

For discussions about the seaborne war.

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Hospital ship CHINA - last post by horatio2

The war in the air


  1. 1st Blitz, UK Airfields & Home Service

For discussions about the war in the air.

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Saved by parachute - last post by centurion

Other

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

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Lost Medal - last post by Ilbury48

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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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Remembered today - last post by Ghazala

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The Western Front

The battles and battlefields of France and Flanders

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Eleven O'Clock Square i... - last post by skipman

Cemeteries and memorials


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

For discussions about...cemeteries and memorials

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Is twice a night enough ? - last post by Stoppage Drill

Battlefields in danger

Places that are at risk of modern-day developments

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Trench system in Lone Copse... - last post by Mick D

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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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unknown pilots circa First... - last post by Bongos rum

Interpreting service records and medal index cards

Discussions on interpreting original records

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L/18727 George Thomas Vernon - last post by pottertea

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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Vol III Official History Th... - last post by green_acorn

Book reviews

A place to discuss books.

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RWF amazing new book: URGENT - last post by Sapper D.

The Culture Pages

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

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Lots of WWI documentaries t... - last post by Dust Jacket Collector

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Classic Threads

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

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What WW1 books are you read... - last post by Marilyne

90th Anniversary

A space for discussion of the events of 90 years ago

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

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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