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Trench art - Preface
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Foreword and Acknowledgements
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Sourcing the collection
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Photography by Tony Dwyer
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Reviews and feedback
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Where to BUY THE BOOK
Pearson's banjo
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music
Wilkinson's map
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ANZACS
Barnes' bone crucifix
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faith
Platt's Boer War locket
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love
Cobb's candleholder
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letters home
Geddie's match holder
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I was here
Hale's snuff mull Crimea
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carvings
Johnson's identity bracelet
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coins
Dicks' pocket knife holder
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collections
Henry Ogle's signature 1917
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Henry Ogle's sketchbook
An Anzac's Dream
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An Anzac's Dream
St Servan
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Art therapy - St Servan
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Major Luxmoore's dugout
HE Luxmoore's Garden at Eton
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Luxmoore's Garden
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A sad postscript
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Kolling's German sketchbook
K8.
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Kolling - Winter 1914 / 15 (K8)
K15.
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Kolling's dream? - 25 Nov 1915 (K15)
K18.
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Kolling - December 1915 (K17)
K28.
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Kolling's Gurkha POWS (K25)
K30.
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Kolling's puppy (K27)
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Theo Barker's sketchbook
Etaples
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Theo Barker's sketchbook - Etaples
Hesdin
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Theo Barker's sketchbook - Hesdin
Sketch showing position of sniper and machine gun emplacement
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Theo Barker's sketchbook - Sniper's position
Theo Barker's map-making manual
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Theo Barker - map making
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Theo Barker's codes
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Theo Barker - his story
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WW1 Diaries
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The Siege and Fall of Antwerp
 On Sat evening I walk to Ash, a large village 6 miles from Betteshanger Camp where we are in training.  It was a lovely evening, and as I walked I had no idea that on the morrow I should be marching away on active service, and equipped sufficiently enough to meet an attack at any time.  At 8.25, I return, and after mustering my men, and reporting them, I turn in.   Sunday Oct 4th
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The Journey to Antwerp
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Defending the forts and trenches
 or request came for volunteers for a reconnoitering patrol.  Of course I couldn't be out of this piece of promising sport, so after asking the Adjutant if I could come, and gaining his consent, I picked up my rifle and 50 rounds of ammunition, and we set off.  Before I started I had to appoint somebody to take my place in case of "accidents".  After preceeding about three-quarters a mile from "camp",  we "spotted" a patrol of "Uhlans", German advance scouts.   I blew my whistle and made the sign to get to "earth". I was only about ten paces from our Adjutant, and we lay watching them for about 20 minutes, when they rode away in the direction of their own lines. I was then told to blow my whistle and get our patrol of 8 men together, which I 
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A Dangerous reconnoitre
 I get about half way through this letter, when a whistle is blown, and we are told to "man the guns" again.   The Germans are about 6 or 700 yards away and advancing through the woods.  I station my men at the guns, and finished my letter by scrawling something across the unwritten page. I address the dirty envelope and an officer posts it on his way to "headquarters".  We again retain our fire, and after they had approached sufficiently near enough, we gave them h--- again and they clear off.  All day, shells have been falling pretty thick in the town, and  great walls of smoke are all around the horizon in our rear,  also one of the"forts" on our left has been put out of action by the enemy artillery.  About 
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The German advance
 (It was after) made clear to us,  we were very lucky to escape from alive , - yet one could not but help to admire the scene.  At 5.30pm, a request came along for volunteers for getting up more ammunition; for both A & B Company also for our "maxims".  I apply for the job and am fortunate enough to get accepted.  We requisition "wheelbarrows" for it was obvious that one would only be able to accomplish one journey, even if one proved successful, and set off.  We have about three-quarters of a mile to go, as the ammunition is stored in D. Company's "bomb-proof" shelter.   On arriving abreast A Company's trenches, we are obliged to get in rear of them for had we proceeded in front along the road  we should have undoubtedly been shot by our own
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'More Ammunition!'
Painting by Willy Stöwer
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The Retreat
           
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The Mystery of the Medal Honours
 in despatches 4 times, but when the "despatches" were made public another man's from the same guns-crew as myself - name appeared.   The name was that of C.P.O. Payne, and it is common knowledge, that a very great mistake         
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The Allegation
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The Medal Honours
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The Despatches: Antwerp 3 to 9 October 1914
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The Affidavit
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The Submission
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Was it true?
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Removing the allegation
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Was there a cover-up?
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Antwerp "diary" - the legacy
George Henry Payne 14796
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'Diary' of G.H.Payne 14796 - wounded by friendly fire
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G.H.Payne 14796 - the story
'It hit me silly when it hit'
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'It hit me silly when it hit'
Shearer 10528
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The context - 'Shearer got killed in the trench'
'knocked out by our own guns'
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'Loos . . . was a cake walk to this'
Reading lens in pouch
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'If I get home'
'When I got hit last August . . .'
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American Hospital - '6 weeks they kept us for experiments'
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Address book from the American hospital and later
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Roll calls etc
'I had a look at my face last night'
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'It is worse than I thought it was'
'I think it was the base would hit me'
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Final entry - 'I think it was the base that hit me'
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