100 Years have Passed Since The War To End All Wars Began

BY JIM HOLLANDS

28 July 1914 was a beautiful summer day, but by the time the sun had set a terrible war had started that would not end for over four years.

By 11am on the 11 November 1918, when the armistice brought silence to the battlefields of France and Flanders, in excess of nine million souls lay dead, many never to be found and placed in a marked grave. Continue reading 100 Years have Passed Since The War To End All Wars Began

Rye British Legion At Dunkirk

In glorious sunny early autumn weather Rye & District British Legion, led by the Branch President Col Anthony Kimber, visited Dunkirk and its hinterland to consider the May 1940 operations. Continue reading Rye British Legion At Dunkirk

The Final Two Years Of The War In Rye

The Conclusion of Clifford Bloomields Wartime Recollections from [email protected] Kirkhams Rye Memories Series

I am able to give my reader some idea of the events that we, in Rye, were witnessing as I should spend many an hour sitting on the flat shed roof in our garden – on the fine summer evenings and weekends of July and August 1944, waiting and watching for the guns to go into action – at times looking towards the gunsite beyond the end of the houses in our road, some 300 yards away. Continue reading The Final Two Years Of The War In Rye