First World War

Amiens 100: the Australians and the Tank Corps at Amiens

, August 15, 2018 — First World War

Principal Records Specialist, The National Archives

Dr George Hay, from the National Archives, outlines his research into the Battle of Amiens The 4th and 11th Australian Infantry Brigade belonged to the 3rd Australian Division. They were to be supported in the opening stages of the battle by 5th Tank Brigade on the extreme left of the main Australian-Canadian spearhead, butting up against…

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 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,…

Remembering our war memorials 

, February 4, 2015 — Culture

HLF’s Historic Environment Advisor, Ben Greener explores how the Heritage Lottery Fund is helping to conserve and understand the nation’s war memorials.There are over 100,000 war memorials around the UK – including monuments; rolls of honour; gardens of remembrance, memorial clocks, windows, bells and more – quietly reminding us of an incredible sacrifice.As the nation…

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…

A Game of Two Halves – One Hundred Years Apart

, December 2, 2014 — First World War

Helen Grant is the Minister for Sport and Tourism

Did you see any of the game on BBC2 ? I was lucky enough to be there – one of the 45,000 or so packed into Wembley to watch England go down 0-3 to Germany. A fair result? Probably. Disappointing? Definitely. But Germany is a world-class team and they showed us what we’ll be up…

Inspired in India

, October 15, 2014 — Culture

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.

There’s never been a better time to promote why Britain is such a fantastic destination to visit, soak up the culture and invest in. That’s why this week I’m taking the message to India that Britain is keen to develop stronger, wider and deeper partnerships.Since I arrived it’s been plain to see that our two…