The Female Tommy.

Flora Sandes was the only British woman to officially fight on the front line in World War One. The youngest daughter of a country rector, Flora was born in North Yorkshire on 22nd January 1876 and brought up in rural Suffolk. Flora’s typical middle class upbringing did nothing to dampen her tomboy spirit. She rode, shot, drank and smoked!

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The Dazzle Ships.

One of Germany’s most feared and effective weapons during World War I was its fleet of submarines, known as U-boats, that roamed the Atlantic, sneaking up underwater on British merchant ships and destroying them with torpedoes. During the course of the war, they sank more than 5,700 vessels, killing more than 12,700 non-combatants in the process.  The British

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