Amanda Mason

Wilfred 'Billie' Nevill led his men forward on the first day of the Battle of the Somme by kicking two

In December 1939, a new branch of British military intelligence called MI9 was set up to teach servicemen who became prisoners of war (POWs) how to

Stefan Westmann, a German medical officer, endured the long British artillery bombardment that began the

Robert Stewart Smylie, a 42-year-old father of three, died on the Somme with photographs of his wife a

On 1 July 1916 Wilfred Walton took part in an attack on one of the toughest parts of the German line near Thiepval and was badly wounded.

Walton was born in Ur

J R R Tolkien, writer, academic and author of The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings, endured life in the front line trenches of the Somme throughout the summer and autumn of 1916.

A Bomber Command aircrew operated as a team. Each member was mutually dependent on the others and each had a vital part to play in ensuring that the aircraft reached its target, dropped its bombs and safely returned to base.

Kenneth Macardle fought on the Battle of the Somme's opening day, but was killed a week later while attempting to continue his battalion's advance.