World war 1

World war 1

War exhibition unveiled in Gosport

THE STORY of Gosport’s contribution to the First World War is now on display for all to see.

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PICTURE GALLERY: The Overlord Show

THE SIGHTS and sounds of the military world came to Denmead at the weekend, when the Overlord Show featured re-enactments, displays and an array of vehicles.

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Railway model depicting life in Rowlands Castle during the Second World War now on display

It’s been praised for its meticulously-crafted and lifelike detail – and now the award-winning model railway that captures one moment in the wartime history of Rowlands Castle is on display for all to enjoy.

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Karen Stocker with her book called My Dear Daisy

Book made up of letters honours First World War serviceman

THEY tell the tale of one man who served in and survived the First World War, enduring life helping the wounded.

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Lottery grants available for First World War community initiatives

AN MP has urged community groups to apply for money to unearth First World War stories.

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Maxim battery, Royal Naval Barracks, Portsea c 1910 (Eyre & Spottiswoode)  John Sadden (JPS) <J.Sadden@pgs.org.uk>

The handsomest young man... in Portsmouth

Portsmouth Grammar School archivist and city historian JOHN SADDEN recalls the idealistic poet who wanted to die.

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Portsmouth Historic Dockyard to host a WW1 battle debate

A TV-style debate will take place to assess whether an infamous battle swung the First World War in Britain’s favour.

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Picture: Andrew Lunn Photography

Future of a WW1 ship that could move to Portsmouth remains in the balance following MP debate

THE fate of a historic First World War battleship is hanging in the balance.

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WATCH: Crowds at Portsmouth’s Guildhall fall silent for Armistice Day tribute

Portsmouth fell silent this morning to remember the lives of those lost in war.

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The Howe Division crest.

Yet another Pompey lad doing his bit

There has been much recently about the Portsmouth Pals and the local soldiers who fought in the First World War.

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Portsmouth WW1 cenotaph cleaned for Battle of the Somme memorial service

THE Battle of the Somme is one of the most infamous and devastating tragedy’s in history with families across Europe suffering heartache.

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Musician Richard Sharp with Marian Le May

Tambourine from Battle of Jutland finds a new home with the Royal Marines

A MILITARY tambourine used by a veteran who survived the Battle of Jutland has been returned to the Royal Marines.

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#wearehere tribute to the men of the Somme

#wearehere tribute to the men of the Somme

Men dressed as First World War soldiers created an emotional tribute today to the Tommies who died at the Somme.

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BREATHTAKING The magnificent memorial built at Thiepval on the Somme. It has the names of 72,246 missing British and South African names inscribed on its 16 brick piers.

They still hold the trench in which they were killed

Today commemorates the 100th anniversary of the first day of the Battle of the Somme in Picardy, France.

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Poignant video tells the story of The Somme

A poignant video tells the story of the Battle of the Somme.

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Thomas Hobbs in India in 1918.

The Portsmouth man from the Co-op

These kinds of pictures always amaze me – an Englishman plucked from the back streets and plonked in the farthest reaches of the British Empire. Here we have Thomas Hobbs (second left, back row in the pith helmet) when he was in India with the Hampshire Regiment in 1918.

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Troops going over the top at the start of the Battle of the Somme in 1916 during a training exercise behind the lines

Another two months will see us back in dear old England...

Michael Davison found his father Harry’s captivating letters to his wife as the world commemorated the start of the First World War. They were in one of her drawers.

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A Portsmouth Grammar School class in 1914, the year the First World War started

Five Portsmouth Grammar School pupils killed at the Battle of Jutland

It is not known how many former pupils of Portsmouth Grammar School took part in the Battle of Jutland, but at least 13 were mentioned in Admiral Sir John Jellicoe’s despatches.

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The Portsmouth Grammar School library where Francis Harvey debated the ethics of war. All pictures courtesy of Portsmouth Grammar School.

VC hero from Portsmouth sacrificed himself to save 1,000 shipmates at Jutland

As Portsmouth’s oldest school it comes as no surprise that former pupils of Portsmouth Grammar School have taken part in every major war and most major battles since its foundation, and the largest naval battle of the First World War – Jutland – is no exception.

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First World guns to go on display for the Battle of Jutland exhibition

Exhibition to be held on First World War battle

Three guns that saw action at the Battle of Jutland will feature in a major new exhibition at The National Museum of the Royal Navy in Portsmouth.

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