First World War

Amiens100: Leonard John Hall

, August 13, 2018 — First World War

Great nephew of Leonard John Hall

First World War descendant Shaun Hall pays tribute to his Great Uncle Leonard, who died on the first day of the Battle of Amiens.My connection to Leonard John Hall is through my father, also Leonard – named after his Uncle by my Grandad Victor. I recall as a boy my dad and nana telling stories about…

Researching Passchendaele 100

, July 28, 2017 — First World War

I had no clue what was meant by the term ‘Passchendaele’ before I volunteered to support the commemorations in Belgium with National Citizen Service. All I knew was that it was linked to The First Wold War and had something to do with Belgium. I had been to Ypres before, and visited many of the…

Kate Adie – My Memory Square for the Path of the Remembered

, May 9, 2016 — Culture

Journalist Kate Adie shares her inspiration for her contribution the the Path of the Remembered.Mary Sangster filled shells with TNT twelve hours a day. Work in a munitions factory was demanding and dangerous. Hundreds of thousands of women like her were hard at work throughout the country, supplying the voracious demands of the WW1 battlefields.They were ‘doing their bit’, patriotic…

Remembrance makes me feel connected to those who gave their lives

Lieutenant Colonel Kevin Roberts, the lead musician on Remembrance Sunday, talks about its significance for the nation. It is almost time for our nation to once again gather at the Cenotaph and pay tribute to those who gave their lives in conflict, writes Lieutenant Colonel Kevin Roberts, the Senior Director of Music for the Household Division.As…

The battle of Neuve Chapelle remembered

, March 10, 2015 — First World War

The Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP was appointed as Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport and Minister for Equalities at the Department of Culture, Media and Sport on 9 April 2014.

In 2015 there are few reasons to stop at the French village of Neuve Chapelle.Visitors who do make it this far are usually looking for one thing – the war memorial that stands at the edge of town.Such memorials are not uncommon in this part of the world. They dot the landscape from the Channel…

The Last Post

, March 3, 2015 — Culture

Executive Producer, The Last Post Project

As part of the commemorations marking the WW1 Gallipoli campaign centenary,  The Last Post project’s Executive Producer Virginia Crompton looks at how the project is marking this important milestone through education and musicWhat’s in a name?Ҫanakkale. It’s the Turkish name for a battle which claimed the lives of tens of thousands of young men from Turkey, Germany,…

Football Remembers

, December 9, 2014 — First World War

Executive Producer, The Last Post Project

“Here we were, laughing and chatting to men who only a few hours before we were trying to kill!  Some of our men even left the trench to play football.” It’s a simple idea: take the Premier League’s existing under 12s Christmas Truce tournament as a starting point, and create a mass participation opportunity for schools to mark…