Tag Archive | First World War

A Month of: This Day in History

On this day 19th June 1566 – Birth of James VI and I of the United Kingdom. He was James VI of Scotland and became James I King of England after the union of the Scottish and English crowns in 1603 upon his accession to the throne. He was the son of Mary Queen of […]

A Month of: Children’s Fiction – My Best Reads – War Horse

War Horse by Michael Morpurgo A very good, well written story, but incredibly sad. The strong emotional story line makes it a read for older children, rather than younger readers because of the subject matter alone. The story is well written and easy to follow for children, and is told wonderfully through the point of […]

Operation War Diary

I was thrilled to hear the announcement a couple of days ago that The National Archives have digitized the first batch of World War One unit war diaries to mark the First World War Centenary. This will open up more than 1.5 million pages of real lives to the amateur historian, general inquisitor or the […]