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    How NOT to use blogs

    By keithmroberts

    This area is not for queries but for ongoing blogs. if you want to ask for help, please go to the appropriate sub-forum in the main part of the GWF. You have been asked to make your first post in a specified location. Once you have done that, your query can be raised in the various sections of the forum. If you previously posted a request for help or information in this area, it is likely to be deleted at some point in the next few weeks or months. So if you have a reply, please make a note o
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Monday, 28th October 1918 - Canada's Hundred Days - 82

100 YEARS AGO TODAY: Canada's Hundred Days - 82. The 3rd Canadian Infantry Division takes over some of the 4th Division's front, while French troops are involved in heavy fighting in taking the village of Verly. American troops face a similar fight around the village of Grand Pré, Monday, 28th October 1918. The 47th Division of the British Army, with General William Birdwood, Commander-in-Chief of the Fifth Army, enter Lille.  In the grandstand is the British Secretary of State f

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Sunday, 27th October 1918 - Canada's Hundred Days - 81

100 YEARS AGO TODAY: Canada's Hundred Days - 81. A German attack northwest of the town Le Quesnoy is fended off, while French troops are in pursuit of German troops on the Serre-Oise salient. American troops capture Belleu Woods, on the east bank of the Meuse river. The German government agrees to American President Woodrow Wilson's latest peace demands, Sunday, 27th October 1918. Victoria Cross recipient:  Major William G. Barker M.C., D.S.O., I.C.V. - No. 139 Squadron, Royal Air

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Saturday, 26th October 1918 - Canada's Hundred Days - 80

100 YEARS AGO TODAY: Canada's Hundred Days - 80.   Erich Lundendorff, First Quartermaster General of the German army, resigns under pressure from Kaiser Wilhelm II, Emperor and Commander-in-Chief of the German armed forces, Saturday, 26th October 1918.   In the early days of October, residents are encouraged to leave the town of Tournai by their occupiers - the Germans are clearly expecting a pounding and refugees are now entering the British lines. Imperial War Museum p

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Friday, 25th October 1918 - Canada's Hundred Days - 79

100 YEARS AGO TODAY: Canada's Hundred Days - 79.   The Battle of the Selle, begun October 17 and involving the British First, Third and Fourth Armies as well as the Second American Corps, comes to an end, Friday, 25th October 1918. From 14th October 1914 to 19th October 1918, Bruges was occupied by the Germans, with Admiral von Schroeder as Military Governor.  After stripping the town of everything that could be carried off, and blowing up the bridges, the enemy left the town.  Fo

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Family reunion inspired by remarkable Great War story a great success

A family reunion inspired by the remarkable story of John Roberts who had 30 grandsons in the Great War was attended by almost 150 people. It took place at the Waie Inn at Zeal Monachorum in Devon – a village close to where many of the grandsons were born. Those attending included a son and four daughters of three of the 30 grandsons of John Roberts who served in the Great War. Fifteen great-grandchildren of the agricultural labourer, who died aged 90 in 1919, were among those at

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