Simon Jones

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Who was Ivor Gurney’s ‘The Silent One’? The night attack by the 2/5th Glosters on 6-7 April 1917


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2017 First World War Battlefield Tour, Poets on the Western Front: Words, Music and Landscapes, 25-28 July


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Photographs of the exhibition that I curated for the Stonehenge Visitor Centre as English Heritage Guest Curator, by the designers Northover & Brown.


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My article in The Guardian on the centenary of the first gas attacks


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Myths of Messines: the ‘Lost Mines’


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Myths of Messines: the Big Bang heard in Downing Street


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Buy Underground Warfare 1914-1918 at a reduced price


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A piece by Theo Emery about our visit to Belgium


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Understanding the 1914 Christmas Truce


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Understanding Chemical Warfare in the First World War


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Where did Vera Brittain serve in France during the First World War?


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Col di Lana: the First World War in the Dolomite mountains


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Shirebrook Miners in the Tunnelling Companies 


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Who dug the Lochnagar Mine?  La mine Lochnagar’ en français


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Edward Harrison, who gave his life to protect against poison gas


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Famous Verdun photographs which are not what they seem


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The story behind a painting: ‘A German Attack on a Wet Morning’ by Harold Sandys Williamson


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Where and how was Edward Brittain killed? The death in action of her brother Edward, in Italy in June 1918, forms the final tragedy of Vera Brittain’s memoir Testament of Youth


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A Rifleman at Waterloo: my ancestor who served with the 95th.


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The Italian Front in the First World War at Asiago: Monte Zovetto and Magnaboschi


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The Italian Front in the First World War at Monte San Michele


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The Italian Front in the First World War at Asiago: Granezza and Barenthal Road


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The Italian Front in the First World War at Redipuglia and Monte Sei Busi


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‘We were simply blown to pieces’. An eyewitness account of the stand by Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry at Bellewaerde, 8th May 1915.


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A thoughtful article by Theo Emery after our visit to Ypres on 21-22 April 2015.


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Picture essay: Trenches and Memorials from the First World War around Caporetto


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Journal article: The First Gas Attacks, a Century On


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Illustrated essay: Yellow Cross: the advent of Mustard Gas in 1917


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Illustrated essay: Yellow Cross: Measures to protect against Mustard Gas


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Journal article: When chemical weapons were first dropped from the air, North Russia 1919

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Link: Virtual Tour of Trenches and Tunnels excavated at La Boisselle, Somme, France


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Anon. no longer: the author of ‘Man-at-Arms’ revealed


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Video: Born Fighters: who were the Tunnellers? Paper to the conference ‘The Great War Underground’ held at the National Army Museum on 2 November 2013.

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Illustrated essay: Infiltration by Close Order: André Laffargue and the Attack of 9 May 1915

The soldier in the bottom righthand corner is believed to be first world war poet Isaac Rosenberg

Short research piece: Why the poet Isaac Rosenberg is not shown in First World War archive footage


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3 thoughts on “Simon Jones

  1. I’m very impressed by the wealth of knowledge, fact, and memorial momentum of this page (‘page’ is too small a word).. I’m so glad to have found it. I don’t have anything approaching its wealth of knowledge, but I would hope I share a similar depth of feeling for the era and the Great War and what I tend to think of, reverentially, as the ‘poppy generation’. My grandfather fought in the Great War and was incarcerated in a P.O.W. cam (in Germany, I believe). He survived the war but could never speak a word about to his dying day at eighty-two years of age. Thank you, indeed.

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