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Richmond WW1 Diary 19 September 1918

Turkish forces collapse at Megiddo | The final Allied Offensive in the Middle East began on 19 September 1918 with the Battle of Meggido. The ancient Greek name of this small town was Armageddon. With support from Arab tribes revolting from Ottoman rule, the British, Australian, and Indian forces led the attack to push the…

Richmond WW1 Diary 1 April 1918

Royal Air Force formed | When the war started in 1914, people had only been successfully flying aeroplanes for a few years. Planes were very flimsy, made of a wooden frame covered with fabric and held together with wire. Because of the weakness of the materials, these planes had two sets of wings, and were…

Allan Barr leading his troops in Peronne

WW1 stories from the ladies of Kew

In February 2015, staff from the Museum of Richmond joined residents from Abbeyfield’s Palmer House in Kew for a reminiscence session. Using objects from the museum’s WWI collection and recordings of popular songs, we shared some of the stories recovered as part of the HLF-funded Richmond at Home and at War project. The visit prompted…