D-Day Stories from Southampton’s Walls: Recording heritage and disseminating untold soldier stories - Guest blog by Helen Wallbridge

The D-Day Wall in Western Esplanade, Southampton
The D-Day Wall in Western Esplanade, Southampton

A 19-metre-long section of brick wall near the waterfront in Southampton, known as ‘The D-Day Wall’ still bears the graffiti left by US troops, 76 years ago. SSN Member Helen Wallbridge, from the Maritime Archaeology Trust, tells us about a project to research and preserve it.

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One Story, Different Voices - the bombing of Karlsruhe: Guest Blog by Katherine Quinlan-Flatter

Karlsruhe Main Cemetery, Memorial to Victims of Air-Raid Bombing in World War II, by Erich Lipp 1955.
Karlsruhe Main Cemetery, Memorial to Victims of Air-Raid Bombing in World War II, by Erich Lipp 1955.

SSN Members and researchers Linda Parker and Katherine Quinlan-Flatter share different perspectives of the British bombing of the German city of Karlsruhe, in the Second World War. In this post, Katherine shares her research from the German point of view.

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Dunkirk from the German perspective Guest Blog by Katherine Quinlan-Flatter

British Expeditionary Force: Soldiers of the British  Expeditionary Force march to a German POW camp  ”Der Führer” 04/06/1940
British Expeditionary Force: Soldiers of the British Expeditionary Force march to a German POW camp ”Der Führer” 04/06/1940

On the 80th anniversary of the Dunkirk evacuations, SSN Member and researcher Katherine Quinlan-Flatter writes about events from the German perspective, based on her research on German newspapers from the time.

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Happy Birthday, Horace

A female coke heaver at the South Metropolitan Gas Works, Old Kent Road, London. Photograph by Horace Nicholls © IWM.

17 February, 2017 marked the 150th anniversary of the birth of an important and yet comparatively little-known British photographer. Perhaps more than any other photographer, Horace Nicholls has shaped our perception of Britain during the first decades of the twentieth century. Even though his name is probably unfamiliar, you will almost certainly recognise his iconic images of fashionable upper class ladies at Ascot or, in stark contrast, women munitions workers during the First World War.

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