Sam Mendes’s film 1917 is a personal battle

Matthew Moore, Media Correspondent August 7 2019, 12:01am, The Times It has been described as a true First World War epic and Sam Mendes’s answer to Dunkirk. Yet very little is known about 1917 beyond that it has a star-studded British cast list including Richard Madden, Colin Firth and Benedict Cumberbatch. The film, due to... Continue Reading →

WW1 British Mark IV Tank

Could you handle a 13 werk 12 hour shift in a Mark IV Tank? If so read on. The Mark IV was a more heavily armoured version of the Mark I, and went into production in May 1917. The Mark IVs were used successfully at the Messines Ridge in June 1917, where they outpaced the... Continue Reading →


BRITISH INFANTRYMAN 1916-18 2nd Bn Hampshire Regiment, France 1918 (©Paul Reed) INTRODUCTION By 1916 the Great War had become a total war. The British Army had expanded from a handful of regular and territorial divisions to more than 74 infantry divisions by 1918. The Battle of the Somme 1916, in which nearly 450,000 British soldiers... Continue Reading →


This Blog will be dedicated to all things World War One. later In the year I will be highlighting  Weapons, Equipment and Tactics used during the great war. Supporting Artists who wish to attend the boot camp for this production will find this blog handy when preparing for the boot camp assessment prior to the... Continue Reading →

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