The Long, Long Trail The British Army in the Great War, 1914-1918

Soldiers

Research them. Understand their life in the army.

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Army

Understand the regiments, units, formations and regulations.

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Battles

Timeline. Order of battle. What happened.

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Battlefields

See them. Understand them. Visit them.

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Soldiers

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? You will find these pages helpful:

How to research a soldier

If you have aleady located service records, medal rolls or other documents about a soldier you may be finding it hard to interpret what they say and to understand his story.

Insights, articles and regulations

Army

Are you a military historian, trying to find what happened to a unit or formation in 1914-1918? You will find these pages helpful:

Regiments, units, formations

It is sometimes hard to undertand the way the army worked, and how that affected individual soldiers and the conduct of battle:

Insights, articles and regulations

Battles

The British Army fought in numerous theatres of war during WW1, and in each of them a number of battles and engagements took place. Find out what and when, who took part and what happened:

Timelines and battle details

Battlefields

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 here:

Timelines and battle details

Meet the author

ChrisThe 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 an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham Department of War Studies. Read more here

Lives of the First World War

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