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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The most effective chemical attack ever staged: the gas attack at Caporetto, 24th October 1917


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Myths of Messines: Four Misconceptions about the 1917 Battle Re-examined


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Shirebrook Miners in the Tunnelling Companies 


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Understanding Chemical Warfare in the First World War


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


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


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Yellow Cross: the advent of Mustard Gas in 1917


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Yellow Cross: Measures to protect against Mustard Gas


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


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


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Understanding the 1914 Christmas Truce


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


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English Heritage Guest Curator for the Stonehenge Visitor Centre, 2014. Photos by the designers Northover & Brown.


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


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


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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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Famous Verdun photographs which are not what they seem


German grenades in Rossignol Wood

Rossignol Wood


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The First Gas Attacks, a Century On


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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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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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Why the poet Isaac Rosenberg is not shown in First World War archive footage


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


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


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


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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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Trenches and Memorials from the First World War around Caporetto


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4 thoughts on “Simon Jones

  1. Hi Simon,
    I am creating a resource pack for a theatre production “The Disappearance of Dorothy Lawrence” and was hoping I could meet with you in July for a chat about the life of Ms Lawrence.
    I would be happy to meet in London or elsewhere if this would be more convenient.
    Best wishes and I look forward to hearing from you, Naomi

  2. 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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