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Donald Simpson Bell's Victoria Cross
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Donald Simpson Bell's Victoria Cross

The story of the first footballer to volunteer in WW1

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Selection of WW1 autograph books from the York & Lancaster Regiment
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First World War Friendship Book

Wartime messages by soldiers of the York and Lancaster Regiment

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First World War soldiers from the East Yorkshire Regiment
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Humber Regiments on the Western Front

Different experiences of soldiers in the First World War

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Minesweeping During the First World War
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Minesweeping During the First World War

How trawlermen of the Humber supported the Mine Clearance Service.

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Zeppelin Raids in the Humber During WW1
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Zeppelin Raids in the Humber During WW1

The effects of airship attacks on people of the Humber

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WW1 Medal Stories
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WW1 Medal Stories

Six of our First World War Guardians and the medals they received

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Three WW1 aircraft
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First World War Aviation

Discover WW1 aircraft and design your own for a top secret mission!

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Gift tin of chocolate sent to York servicemen at Christmas WW1
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York Chocolate Sent to WW1 Soldiers

Raising soldiers' morale during Christmas 1914

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WW1 Postcards From the Front
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WW1 Postcards From the Front

Silk postcards sent home by First World War soldiers

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First World War Army Rations
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First World War Army Rations

‘A Terrier’s Snap’: how a soldier made art from a WW1 army biscuit

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Bible with WWI bullet embedded in it
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WW1 Soldier Frederick Peil saved by his bible

German bullet lodged in the bible of a Cumbrian soldier from Ireby

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Burying the First World War Dead
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Burying the First World War Dead

A Jewish grave marker reveals the story of front line burials in WW1

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'It's a Long Way to Tipperary...'
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'It's a Long Way to Tipperary...'

A popular wartime song reveals the importance of the Home Front in WWI

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Air Raids on the WW1 British Home Front
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Air Raids on the WW1 British Home Front

How German Zeppelin attacks brought the fighting to British civilians

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Hyman Rutstein of the Jewish Battalion
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Hyman Rutstein of the Jewish Battalion

Tefillin that helped WW1 soldier maintain his faith in the trenches

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WWI Shells Inspire the Game of Darts

Early brass dart shafts were fashioned from WWI artillery shells

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