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Their Great War
Whoever you are, wherever you are, someone like you was affected by the First World War
‘Iron Jaw’ Criqui
the French disfigured boxer Eugène Criqui
Eugène Criqui was born in Belleville, near Paris, on 15 August 1893. A rather frail looking boy, he started an...
Gaston de Leval
A Belgian lawyer with a mountain named after him
A mountain in Banff National Park, Alberta, CA, was named after Gaston de Leval. Who was he?
He was born in...
General Amos Alfred Fries
A Career Officer and a New Weapon of War
Amos A. Fries was born in Wisconsin in 1873, but spent his childhood on his parent’s farm in Missouri and...
Midshipman ‘Kit’ Wykeham-Musgrave
Teenage British sailor sunk 3 times in 1 day in September 1914
‘Kit’ was born on 4th April 1899, the son of a ‘gent’. He joined the Royal Navy as an officer...