Warfare in News
Posted on Friday 11th November
As part of its First World War Centenary programme, the Museum will be uploading photographs to Flickr from its 'Bond of Sacrifice' – an archive of images collected by the IWM between 1917 and 1920 showing men who fought for Britain and the Commonwealth during WWI.
Today, Armistice Day, IWM has made 100 previously unseen portraits publicly available for the first time. IWM will continue to upload photographs to Flick Commons every weekday until the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War in August 2014.
The IWM would like anyone who can help to fill in the blanks where the full story is not known about the men in the photographs. For more information see 1914.org.
Britain's Last Tommies(Hardback)
by Richard Van Emden
On the centenary of the Great War, there are now no longer any veterans alive of the six million men who served on the Western Front. Although this means that the Great War as a living history is to all intents and purposes over, the twenty years Richard van Emden spent interviewing and carefully recording the memories of over 270 veterans, makes this extraordinary collection of stories even more poignant.
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