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They seek him here… the life and death of the Red Baron

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21 April marks the centenary of the death of the highest scoring fighter ace of the First World War, Baron Manfred von Richthofen.[1]  Known to the French as the Red Devil, because of the colour of his aircraft, it was …

‘A Call to the Women of Great Britain’: the formation of the Women’s Land Army

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Three Woman's Land Army girls in uniform holding two piglets each, in a snow covered setting

To begin this blog, I am going to set the scene and ask a few hypothetical questions. Imagine it is the height of summer, 1917. The Great War has been raging for almost three years, and there is still no …