Countdown to war

Countdown to war

What was the Battle of the Somme?

Today marks the 100-year anniversary of the Battle of the Somme, one of the bloodiest actions in history.

Countdown to war
For Retro: World War One piece by Nick Cook on pressure for young men to join armed forces in August 1914

Retro: public pressure on Sheffielders to go to war

Across the country in August 1914 unmarried men aged 19 to 30 were called upon to fight for King and country.

Chris Young and members of the rugby club at Mosborough Miners Welfare club are holding a 'lights-out' hour to mark the centenary anniversary of the start of the First World War.

Thousands to honour region’s WW1 heroes at centenary events

When Britain joined the conflict that went on to become known as the First World War, a century ago, it was impossible to imagine what the terrible human cost would be.

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