From britisharmyofficial: a beautiful tribute

1914 v 2014

In commemoration of the Centenary of the First World War, soldiers of the Queen’s Dragoon Guards on operations in Camp Bastion have recreated iconic images of soldiers on the battlefields of the Great War 1914-1918. The collection demonstrates the 100-year difference in uniform and equipment.

Current images by Cpl Daniel Wiepen; Crown copyright.

Free Access to Findmypast World for Veterans Weekend

So we’re delighted to announce that this Veterans Weekend, we’ll be opening up our archives and giving unlimited free access to billions of records and newspaper pages from all over the world. That means that between 7am on Friday, November 7th and 7am on Monday, November 10th (EST), absolutely everyone will have access to all our historical records, including:

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As well as millions of other records that will give everyone the opportunity to explore their family history this Veterans Weekend.

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