2016 marks the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme, one of the bloodiest battles in history. An additional booklet of those from Ilkley that took part is currently in production and will be published shortly. Please click here for more information.
Photo by Royal Engineers No 1 Printing Company. [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
VE (Victory in Europe) Day is being remembered all around the world this week, as will VJ Day in August. Friday, 8th May 2015 will mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War in Europe.
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As well as the poems and photo booklets it is planned to produce a series of additional ones including:
- Acts of gallantry & awards
- Eye witness accounts
- Those that died in battle
- Those that were wounded in battle
As well as the impending war poems booklet a similar publication will be available in the summer containing a total of 60 photographs, from a large number which appeared in the Ilkley Gazette, during the war years. It will be the same cost and size.
A booklet of first and second world war poetry has now been published. Click here for more details….
The world war I and II databases are now up and running. There are a series of pre-compiled reports in the ‘Reports’ section and you may drill down on the individual by clicking on the info icon. More reports and searching ability will be added shortly.