War Songs - source book
·A pinboard for a work in progress: an historical novel set during the Battle of the Somme.
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THE BATTLE OF THE SOMME, JULY-NOVEMBER 1916
Battle of Albert. The mine under German front line positions at Hawthorn Redoubt is fired 10 minutes before the assault at Beaumont Hamel on the first day of the Battle of the Somme, 1 July 1916. 45,000 pounds of ammonal exploded. The mine caused a crater 130 feet across by 58 feet deep.
I died in hell – They called it Passchendaele
Stretcher bearers of the 25th Battalion Headquarters and an ammunition fatigue party, near Clapham Junction in the Ypres Sector, returning along a communication trench from the new front line established twenty four hours previously, as a result of the Australian advance on 20 September 1917.
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Red Cross Uniform: 1914-1918, English, cotton chambray, starched cotton apron, red woolen cross on big, white cotton armband and white cotton cap. "First World War volunteer nurse's uniform. Worn by Kathleen Falls who initially worked as a nurse at Torbay Hospital and subsequently studied for a qualification in pharmacy, receiving her certificate in 1917."