00 years ago on the 11th hour, on the 11th day of the 11th month the guns finally fell silent to mark the end of the First World War.
Despite being over a lifetime away for most, and with no living veterans to remind us of the harrowing impact the war had on our country. It is still vitally important to remember the huge sacrifices made by our servicemen and women, without whom, our lives today would be very different.
Here in Hampshire, every single parish, village, town and city lost members of their community. With the Navy, Air Force and Army all using the county as a base, the contribution from Hampshire to the war effort
This month, Viv goes behind the scenes at Wellington Riding and puts together the New Forest’s top ten autumn attractions. was on a vast scale.
From ground-breaking military hospitals, to ingenious inventions and sheer man power from the numerous barracks based around the county, our landmarks still tell the story of the impact of WW1.
I never fail to be humbled by accounts of World War One, its unique impact is entwined it seems in every historical aspect of our county. Wherever you are in Hampshire, a link will be found back to the men and women that gave their support and their lives to secure the future of our country.
We would like to dedicate this issue, not just to those who served in the First World War, but to all those readers who have been
The arrival of winter doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy your garden. Leigh talks to Hampshire experts brimming with inspirational ideas. affected by conflict. Our county continues to play an enormous role within the military, and we urge everyone to take this month’s silence on Armistice Day to truly respect and remember the diligence taken by our armed forces to ensure the safety of our country as a whole.
We are eternally in your debt, thank you for your courageousness and bravery. Lest we forget!
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