Tag Archive: World War I

Memoir of a Soldier Boy: Christmas Reflections in the Aftermath of the First World War

“Suddenly even Christmas paled by comparison…From that day on, I wanted only to be a soldier.”

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An Ordeal of Honour: The 13th King’s and the Somme Offensive

For the 100th anniversary of the Somme Offensive, read the story of the 13th Kings Regiment in the British military and their heroism during the ordeal.

Tolkien’s War: The History behind The Lord of the Rings

This article focuses on the experiences of a young J.R.R. Tolkien as a British soldier in the trenches of WWI, and how his personal war shaped his fantasy universe in The Lord of the Rings.