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Words of endurance: The Secret Battle

This is one of a series about memoirs, novels, and poems authored by combatants of the First World War. In January 1917, junior officer A.P. Herbert learned that a counterpart in another battalion of his division had been shot by … Continue reading

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Newfoundland Regiment at the Somme

On the first day of the Battle of the Somme, July 1, 1916, the Newfoundland Regiment (designated the Royal Newfoundland Regiment in 1917) participated in the massive Allied advance toward German lines. They were part of the 88th Brigade in … Continue reading

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