LEAVING CHELTENHAM ..............and all that was dear

 

For over four years The Great War raged on, leaving in its wake a toll
of death and destruction such as the world had never seen.

Here are a few images of that time, an eternal testament to all those
whose lives were lost or forever altered by The Great War.

 

Images of the Great War

War on Germany is declared

 

Images of The Great War on Land

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

The dreaded telegram.   The Cooke family of Teignmouth in Devon has been informed that their son Captain Ernest Richard Cooke was killed in action on 26th April 1916.  

The full text is:   "Deeply regret to inform you that Capt E R Cooke Irish Fusiliers was killed in action 26th April.   Lord Kitchener expresses his sympathy"

Capt Cooke, who was serving with 8th Battalion Royal Irish Fusiliers was killed near Vermelles in France and is buried in the British Cemetery there.

Great War Posters

 

A Call To Arms

 

 

More Call To Arms

 

 

Still Calling

 

 

Still Calling.......

 

 

The Home Front

 

 

More Home Front

 

 

Still More Home Front

 

 

 

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