Once again our CQMS Carl Mitchley shows us the contents of a British WW1 soldiers valise.
It’s late September 1918 during the thickest fighting of the 100 Days Offensive. The Allies have been launching a series of successive attacks deeper and deeper into German controlled lines. The Germans have at last been pushed back to their fallback positions of the Hindenburg Line. With momentum on their side the Allies refuse any Read More
In the second part to this series CQMS Carl Mitchley tells us about boots and puttees.
Our own CQMS Carl Mitchley has started a video tutorial guide covering all aspects of the WW1 period. Here is part one explaining the British Uniform.
One of our members, Keiran Hazzard, has recorded his lecture on the development of British infantry tactics during WW1. We hope that you will enjoy this and please do leave any comments.
So to add to Carl Mitchley‘s brilliant kit tutorials on what Tommy would have worn throughout the Great War. Another of our member Kieran has supplemented it with what a typical WW1 British Army Scout would have worn. So here is the additional equipment carried or loaned out to scouts for their duties on the Read More
So here is the last tutorial in the series depicting the equipment and uniforms used by the British army during the Great War. We shall now look at 1918 and in particular the equipment typically used by a Lewis Light Machine Gunner of the 20th (Service) Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. By 1918 20 DLI were Read More
It is now time for lesson 4 looking at the British Soldier, we are now in the year 1917. After the horror of the Somme still ringing in their ears, 1917 was to be another testing year for Tommy Atkins. In the early summer men, weapons and ammunition were marched up to the Ypres salient Read More
Today is day three looking at the kit and equipment of Tommy Atkins and we will now be looking at the civilian volunteers who signed up in the initial rush as war was declared in 1914, The New army , The Kitchener volunteers. By mid 1916 most battalions of volunteers had already served 9-12 months Read More
For the second of our mini tutorials showing the equipment of the British Tommy during ww1, we shall be looking at some of the equipment used by a soldier of the 1/5th Durham Light Infantry during 1915. The 1/5th DLI, a battalion of the Territorial Force were sent to France in April 1915 and became Read More