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July’s Item of the Month: The WW1 journal and photographs of Commander Geoffrey Middleton Randall Rayne

The WW1 journal and photographs of Commander Geoffrey Middleton Randall Rayne

The Illustrated War News

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The Illustrated War News is a periodical published during most of the First World War (12 August 1914 – April 1918) by the Illustrated London News publishing company. As part of my work as a volunteer in the Caird Library, I have been compiling an index of entries relating to…

Crew Lists of the British Merchant Navy 1915 – new online database

Tuesday 30 June 2015 – we’re very pleased to announce the launch today of Crew Lists of the British Merchant Navy – 1915, a collaborative project between the National Maritime Museum and the National Archives highlighting the contribution of the Merchant Navy in the First World War. For the first…

Patronage in the Royal Navy: How to sever a connection

Patronage in the Royal Navy: How to sever a connection

Women and war: The ‘munitionettes’

In keeping with the theme of Women and War this month (see June’s Item of the month), Sonia has been researching the story behind the ‘Munitionettes’… The Caird Archive and Library holds a volume issued in 1916 by the Ministry of Munitions entitled Notes on the employment of women on…

June’s Item of the Month: Women’s Royal Naval Service (WRNS)

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June’s Item of the Month: Women’s Royal Naval Service (WRNS)

Caird Library Open Day- 27 June 2015!

Caird Library Open day

Patronage in the Royal Navy: John Markham, a well-connected officer.

Here is the next in our occasional series of guest bloggers… Catherine Beck is a doctoral student looking at the recently acquired papers of Admiral John Markham. This is the first of three of Catherine’s posts, so plenty more to come! Officers in the Georgian Navy relied upon the patronage…

May’s item of the month- stories from the 1915 Crew List project

April’s item of the month- stories from the 1915 Crew List project

What was the goal of the Gallipoli campaign?

What was the goal of the Gallipoli campaign?