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Example of the NMRN's Interactive Map showing a portion of the south coast of England.

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On the 11th November Britain will be commemorating Remembrance Day. To mark the event Brad Beaven and Mel Bassett will be talking about their research project ‘Mapping Jutland casualties’ at a ‘Gateways to the First World War’ Conference at the University of Kent. See the programme here:  11th-november-programme This project investigates the impact of the Battle […]

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Damaged trawlers on return to St. Andrews Dock, Hull. Postcard, 1904.

The ‘North Sea Incident’ of 1904 and the consequences for Anglo-German Relations

Though historians have begun to reassess the extent of anti-German feeling in Britain in the years preceding the outbreak of the First World War, it is nevertheless interesting to take note of an incident where a Russian naval blunder became the site of Anglo-German antagonism.[1] Taking place in the thick of the Russo-Japanese War, the […]

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An advertisement featured in the Eastern Morning News, 25 May 1915. 
Image used by kind permission of Hull History Centre

Transcending Space? Maritime Place Identity and Mass Mobilisation in Hull during the First World War

The city of Hull, East Yorkshire enjoyed the status of ‘third port’ with a booming, world-renowned fishing industry on the outbreak of war on 4 August 1914. This industry, employing many thousands of local men and women in trawling and peripheral works, was fundamentally altered by ‘total war’, as civilian fishing vessels and their men […]

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