Mapping the legacy of the Great War on home soil

tags: Telegraph (UK), World War I, Great Britain



In the popular imagination, it is a conflict associated with foreign battlefields and, above all, the muddy trenches of the Western Front.

But a major new project aims to identify and record thousands of remaining traces of the First World War on the landscape of the British Isles.

The research is expected to run for the four years of the centenary of the conflict, 2014-2018, and will cover sites such as factories, camps, fortifications, airstrips and dockyards, as well as locations that were bombarded by German ships and aircraft....




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