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How the new Battle of the Somme £5 Coin is set to raise important funds for The Royal British Legion

One Battle.  One million casualties. Nothing represents the suffering of World War I more than the Battle of the Somme, which sees its 100th anniversary on 1st July. It’s appropriate, therefore, that the new Guernsey £5 coin, officially distributed by … Continue reading

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Why we will soon all know the story of the boy soldier on a stamp …

The prospect of going to fight for your King and Country would seem bizarre for most teenagers today. But in 1914, that is exactly what William Cecil ‘Billie’ Tickle did.  At just 15 – officially three years too young to enlist – he … Continue reading

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