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Richmond WW1 Diary 31 May 1916

Battle of Jutland The Battle of Jutland¬†was fought between the British and German fleets off the coast of Denmark in May 1916. It was the only large naval battle of the war and British losses were sudden and spectacular. And, despite Germany claiming a victory, the German fleet was also severely compromised. East Sheen resident,…

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Memories of a Richmond WW1 soldier

As nations around the world commemorate the sacrifices of the First World War, it can seem difficult to find the relevance of a war that ended 100 years ago.¬† But of course the story of the war did not end in 1918: The ripples of the conflict spread across the 20th century and can still…