Soldiers of WW1
Are you a family historian, trying to find what happened to a relative in 1914-1918? Or perhaps you are researching a local war memorial or the men of a particular unit? Start at our pages on how to research a soldier
The British Army
Are you a military historian, trying to find what happened to a unit or formation in 1914-1918? Or perhaps you are researching a battle or a technical aspect of the army of 1914-1918? Perhaps you want to understand what the trenches were like or how men were enlisted? You'll find it all here
Battles and engagements
The British Army fought in numerous theatres of war during WW1, and in each a number of battles and engagements too place. Find out what and when, who took part and what happened in this section of the Long, Long Trail
Where were the battlefields of the Great War? What are they like today? What is the best way of visiting them? The best place to start is Our battlefields section
Latest articles and additions
Keep up to date with articles, reviews, news and additions to the Long, Long Trail:
- For Bravery in the Field (MM register) reviewed
- The Long, Long Trail wins prestigious award
- 'Retreat and rearguard Somme 1918' reviewed
- Addition to gazetteer – Tincourt (Somme)
- New free Google Earth guide to the battlefields of the Arras and Vimy Ridge sectors
- Making the most of the Red Cross POW records
- Apologies for delay in adding to ‘Brothers died’
Buy "The truce: the day the war stopped"
Wondering about that Sainsbury's advert showing the Christmas truce of 1914? Why not get to know the real story? This is my second book, published recently by Amberley Press. You can help funds the costs of running the Long, Long Trail by buying a copy. It is receiving great reviews and will make for a terrific Christmas present or addition to your Great War library.
Meet the author
The Long, Long Trail is owned, designed, built and written by Chris Baker. He is a freelance military historian and battlefield guide, former Chairman of the Western Front Association and founder of the Great War Forum. Read more here
The Long, Long Trail is proud to be associated as a Supporter of the Imperial War Museum's "Lives of the Great War" project.
Your chance to comment on the Long, Long Trail. All ideas, corrections and comments are welcomed. Spammers are not. Please note that this page uses the Disqus commenting system which records your email and IP address. Comments are subject to moderator review before publication: feedback