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An Iconic WW1 Item

It might seem unlikely that a piece of domestic knitting could be an iconic item from the First World War, but I feel this is one. This example was knitted for ‘Tell Them of Us’ from an original WW1 pattern. Knitted for the comfort and protection its owner, this glove is also designed to help them kill. Read More

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The National Archives, Kew

There will be a special showing of ‘Tell Them of us’ and William’s Story’ at The National Archives, Kew on Friday 15th January 2016.  The films will be screened back-to-back, followed by a panel discussion featuring the director (Nick Loven), cast members and a direct descendant of the Crowder family. Further screenings will be held throughout February and March. Check online Read More

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In the Trenches 1918

Two weeks ago we filmed the first part of William Crowder’s first hand account of the German Spring Offensive. On duty in a front line trench and in charge of communications, William was awarded the DSO for his courage in keeping the line open. Here are some of the screen captures from filming by cinematographer and Read More

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1918 – William’s Story

We followed Tell Them of Us with a companion drama-documentary ‘William’s Story’: We filmed part one of William Crowder’s WW1 experience of the first day of the Spring Offensive, last weekend at The Trench in Surrey. William Crowder is played by Adam Fox. The drama documentary is directed by Nick Loven. Here are some images Read More

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Finding Bombardier Baillie

As part of our research into William Crowder’s WWI story we are trying to identify Bombardier Baillie from this photograph and to trace his family. Bombardier Baillie, Royal Artillery, 51st Division, Highland Regiment Bombardier Baillie was part of the telephonist team, under William Crowder’s command, in Gosling forward observation post when the German Spring Offensive began Read More

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Tell Them of Us – more screenings

The Collection, Lincoln, has added more screenings of Tell Them of Us, starring Victoria Rigby,  due to the demand. The additional screenings are: Wednesday 3rd December 2014 at 3pm Saturday 6th December 2014 at 11am and 2pm Sunday 7th December 2014 at 11am and 2pm Admission is Free There is an exhibition about the making Read More