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Pupils learn about Torfaen in First World War

South Wales Argus: WW1 display at Abersychan School . Pupils from Year 10 history looking over the display from the Gwent Archives. (11702001)

7:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

GWENT Archives visited Abersychan School as part of the First World War commemorations.

WWI ARGUS ARCHIVE: Belgians get own back on Germany

South Wales Argus:

2:16pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

WE are now battling for the freedom of Belgium, straining every nerve to hurl the invading hosts back upon the Meuse, and it won’t take too long.

WWI ARGUS ARCHIVE: Belgian army repulses several attacks

South Wales Argus:

1:40pm Monday 20th October 2014

GERMAN losses are already approaching the figure it was declared they could afford to lose if their plans did not work out but those plans have miscarried and the effort to once more resume the offensive on the grand scale is something of a forlorn hope.

WWI ARGUS ARCHIVE: Four German warships sunk

South Wales Argus:

11:20am Saturday 18th October 2014

Good tidings

WWI ARGUS ARCHIVE: Germans make most of capture of Antwerp

South Wales Argus:

5:13pm Friday 17th October 2014

Good progress

WWI ARGUS ARCHIVE: Germans 'not yet at Ostend'

South Wales Argus:

4:40pm Thursday 16th October 2014

THE Germans are apparently not yet at Ostend and the fears with regard to Calais have derived no support from information actually available.

WWI ARGUS ARCHIVE: Germans nearing the coast

South Wales Argus:

3:09pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

IT may be as well in view of the prevailing inclination to look on the black side of things and the desirability of avoiding anything in the nature of panic, to point out that our progress may not be maintained.

WWI ARGUS ARCHIVE: Half of Antwerp forts holding out

South Wales Argus:

8:30pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

Somewhat surprising was the news last night that 24 out of 50 forts at Antwerp, apparently those on two banks of the Scheldt were holding out.

WWI ARGUS ARCHIVE: Antwerp’s fall causes depression

South Wales Argus:

5:26pm Monday 13th October 2014

OUR positions everywhere maintained The Germans are two months behind their programme, we are two weeks behind ours.

WWI ARGUS ARCHIVE: Can Antwerp hold on?

South Wales Argus:

2:25pm Friday 10th October 2014

Antwerp one hopes, but not with any real confidence, will hold out long enough for succour to reach it and one message this morning states that the position in Belgium holds no apprehension.

WWI ARGUS ARCHIVE: German guns pounding Antwerp

South Wales Argus:

2:34pm Thursday 9th October 2014

Antwerp bombarded

WWI ARGUS ARCHIVE: Germans have failed to shrug off clutches of the allies

South Wales Argus:

3:40pm Monday 6th October 2014

Lifting veil

WWI ARGUS ARCHIVE: Small German advance won't alter final result

South Wales Argus:

4:33pm Friday 3rd October 2014

Von Kluck has succeeded in getting his line straight or comparatively straight once again but his attention, while it has temporarily arrested the enveloping movement can have little bearing upon the final issue of the battle.

WW1 ARGUS ARCHIVE: Germans’ choice - fight or surrender

South Wales Argus:

1:10pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

For reasons which no newspaper has divulged, this week, from today, has been awaited with tense eagerness, indicating at least a belief that something out of the common was going to happen.

WW1 ARGUS ARCHIVE: Lull in the fighting as grip tightens on Germans

South Wales Argus:

7:35pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

The present lull in the fighting indicated by the dearth of news yesterday suggests more than merely tired armies.

WWI ARGUS ARCHIVE: Opposing trenches only few hundred yards apart

South Wales Argus:

3:07pm Monday 29th September 2014

We learn that at various points the French and German trenches are now only a few hundred yards apart. The indications are that the progress responsible for this state of affairs is that of the Allies and upon it we may build substantial hope.

WWI ARGUS ARCHIVE: Allies hard pressed as Germans reinforce

South Wales Argus:

12:10pm Saturday 27th September 2014

The big battle under new conditions foreshadowed in this column earlier in the week, is apparently taking place and the result will be awaited with some anxiety.

WWI ARGUS ARCHIVE: Peronne occupied as allies roll up German line

South Wales Argus:

12:38pm Friday 26th September 2014

Progress on our left wing appreciably more marked than has occurred on any single day since the battle of Aisne commenced, is recorded in last night's official message.

WWI ARGUS ARCHIVE: Lull in fighting with both sides exhausted

South Wales Argus:

4:47pm Thursday 25th September 2014

By the common agreement which mutual exhaustion dictates, there has been a lull in the fighting. The siege of the German entrenched position will however be speedily resumed with renewed vigour and the conflicts that are going of at various points, battles they would be termed normal warfare, partake in the nature of sallies no counter attacks.

WWI ARGUS ARCHIVE: Germans are 'a beaten enemy'

South Wales Argus:

2:20pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

THE war has progressed enough for him to know that the British army is capable of carrying all before it.

WWI ARGUS ARCHIVE: German defence 'at breaking point'

South Wales Argus:

12:10pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

The German defence is at breaking point and whatever the object of the present resistance has been, an attempt to regain the full offensive, a covering movement, we may be sure that a retreat will soon be in progress.

WWI ARGUS ARCHIVE: Lloyd George denounces the Kaiser and all his works

South Wales Argus:

4:40pm Monday 22nd September 2014

Great Britain’s greatest chancellor, the nation’s greatest social reformer and most fearless orator yesterday denounced in unmeasurable terms, the Kaiser and all his works.

WWI ARGUS ARCHIVE: Gigantic struggle on Aisne nears end

South Wales Argus:

1:00pm Saturday 20th September 2014

Several of the battles fought during this war have been described as the greatest in history and the use of superlatives has more than once been justified but the gigantic struggle now believed to be approaching its end, must now take first place.

WWI ARGUS ARCHIVE: Stalemate on the River Aisne

South Wales Argus:

3:05pm Friday 19th September 2014

There have been attacks and counter attacks, the Germans have made no impression on the allies and the allies have been unable to dislodge the Germans.

WWI ARGUS ARCHIVE: Heavy German losses, regiments wiped out

South Wales Argus:

12:00pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

GERMAN losses in that area have been heavy, two German infantry regiments were entirely wiped out near Louvain and in places the German dead were placed breast high.

WWI ARGUS ARCHIVE: Thousands of prisoners taken in German retreat

South Wales Argus:

1:42pm Monday 15th September 2014

Pursuit unexampled and relentlessly maintained

WWI ARGUS ARCHIVE: German armies in 'position of grave peril'

South Wales Argus:

3:06pm Monday 15th September 2014

With considerable enterprise the newspapers continue to publish maps with the positions of the contending hosts therein, unfortunately for those who study them no two maps agree.

WWI ARGUS ARCHIVE: Anglo French forces triumph over great German army

South Wales Argus:

11:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

Demoralised enemy

WWI ARGUS ARCHIVE: Dalai Lama offers service for war effort

South Wales Argus:

5:22pm Thursday 11th September 2014

The rulers of the native states in India have rallied to the defence of the Empire and offered their personal services and the resources of their states for the war. Among them is the Dalai Lama of Tibet.

WWI ARGUS ARCHIVE: Allies advance continues

South Wales Argus:

4:09pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

The flowing tide

WWI ARGUS ARCHIVE: 'A great opportunity is slipping by'

South Wales Argus:

4:47pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

HAD the conduct of the campaign been in British hands a smashing and decisive blow would have been struck

WWI ARGUS ARCHIVE: Invaders checked at various points

South Wales Argus:

5:07pm Monday 8th September 2014

Two paragraphs in particular provide unlimited satisfaction “There is no doubt that our men have established a personal ascendancy over the Germans and that they are conscious of the fact that with anything like even numbers, the result would be doubtful.

WW1 ARGUS ARCHIVE: Germans becoming cautious

South Wales Argus:

1:23pm Saturday 6th September 2014

If the latest information available at the the time of writing is to be relied upon, the Germans have at last awakened to the danger menacing them in a north westerly direction, the extent of which hitherto has not been realised.

WWI ARGUS ARCHIVE: New German push on Paris

South Wales Argus:

5:40pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

The great battle

WW1 ARGUS ARCHIVE: 'Desperate' battle at Mons

South Wales Argus:

10:09pm Monday 1st September 2014

The battle began at Mons on Sunday, during which day and part of the night the Germans attack, which was stubbornly pressed and repeated, was completely checked on the British front.

WWI ARGUS ARCHIVE: British fleet's fine achievement

South Wales Argus:

3:10pm Saturday 30th August 2014

Fresh leaves for Britain's laurels

WWI ARGUS ARCHIVE: Tribute to Belgium's 'heroic resistance'

South Wales Argus:

2:32pm Friday 29th August 2014

The Prime Minister conveyed the sympathy of the House to the King of Belgium and his army and people for their heroic resistance.

WWI ARGUS ARCHIVE: Anglo-French lines pull back

South Wales Argus:

4:22pm Thursday 28th August 2014

The delay in resuming the fighting, although the interval was not of long duration, sufficiently indicates the shaking up that has been given to the invincible army.

WWI ARGUS ARCHIVE: British losses 'considerable'

South Wales Argus:

12:49pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A vigorous offensive may yet be resumed. The British casualties are estimated to excess 2,000 and we may have to go back to the Crimean war to find that number exceeded in one battle.

WWI ARGUS ARCHIVE: British losses 'not heavy' from first battles

South Wales Argus:

3:06pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

MUCH, perhaps everything depends on the next few days.

GWENT'S GREAT WAR: The men who took the fight to the skies

South Wales Argus: A DH4, like that which Leslie Simmonds and James Glendinning flew in. (8678803)

4:59pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

AS the war on the Western Front became bogged down in the horror of trench warfare, many sought to escape the stalemate only to find a different kind of terror in the air.

First Minister Carwyn Jones unveils First World War memorial in Flanders

South Wales Argus: (4693160)

12:18am Saturday 16th August 2014

First Minister, Carwyn Jones, will today travel to the village of Langemark in Belgium to unveil a new memorial dedicated to all those from Wales who took part in the First World War.

WW1 ARGUS ARCHIVE: Argus to publish special 'war editions'

10:49am Saturday 9th August 2014

A brilliant victory

WWI ARGUS ARCHIVE: 130 lost as HMS Amphion sunk

South Wales Argus:

2:29pm Friday 8th August 2014

His Majesty’s ship Amphion sank this morning after striking a mine. Paymaster CD Gedge and 130 men lost, Captain and 16 officers and135 men saved.

WWI ARGUS ARCHIVE: Belgium puts up magnificent fight

South Wales Argus:

5:08pm Thursday 7th August 2014

The Belgians despite such short time at their disposal to make preparations for repelling the German invasion have shown qualities of heroism and military resource greater than perhaps had been credited to them.

GWENT'S GREAT WAR: Honoured for bravery in the face of the enemy

South Wales Argus: Nancy Brewer of West Street, Newport was a volunteer nurse who with the French Red Cross on the Western Frontand. She was awarded the Médaille de la Reconnaissance Française. (8480192)

11:44am Thursday 7th August 2014

ALTHOUGH John Williams was to be Gwent's only VC of the war, there were hundreds of others who earned medals for their gallantry.

WWI ARGUS ARCHIVE: Germans 'astonished' at stiff Belgian fight

South Wales Argus:

10:26am Wednesday 6th August 2014

A wounded German officer who was captured expressed astonishment at the resistance the Germans were finding in Belgium as they had been assured in Berlin that no opposition would be encountered in Belgium.

Pontypool soldier’s war memories on TV

South Wales Argus:

9:33am Wednesday 6th August 2014

AN extract from a Pontypool soldier's vivid account of the First World War was given pride of place in television coverage of the centenary events.

GWENT'S GREAT WAR: The war horsemen who rode to battle

South Wales Argus:

3:23pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

THE FIRST World War may have seen the aircraft, the tank and the machine gun established as weapons, but older ways of waging war persisted.

GWENT'S GREAT WAR: Newport Transport remembers fallen staff

South Wales Argus: The decorated WW1 buses at Newport Transport (8811224)

2:26pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

DURING the First World War five Newport Corporation Transport staff enlisted and gave their lives to defend the way of life we now all enjoy freely.






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