Communities across the north-east are poised to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War today.
World War 1
In the second year of the war, six north-east fishermen found themselves suddenly entangled in the conflict after being captured by the German military.
As the war raged on at the Western Front, back in Aberdeen a plan to create the first work camp for those men who chose not to fight was put in place.
Speaking to the EE in 1966 to mark the 50th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme, a surviving soldier’s son shared his dad’s poignant experiences.
On July 1 1916, the British Army launched one of the bloodiest, deadliest and most bitter offensives in European history.
Speaking to the Imperial War Museum, as part of its voices of the First World War series, NCO J Reid recalled the Gordon Highlanders’ cold winters in kilts.
Servicemen and women would often be away on active service for months on end with only a few days’ respite on leave at home.
An Aberdeen teenager’s determination to follow in his soldier father’s footsteps saw him enlist at the age of just 15 years old.
The Battle of Loos marked a major turning point in the war – and saw Scottish battalions suffer some of their most devastating losses.
Of all the poets to emerge from the First World War, none are more iconic than Wilfred Owen, who died on November 4, 100 years ago.
Of all the north-east families that signed up, few were better known than the Findlaters.
At the outbreak of the war north-east men signed up in droves to play their part, blissfully unaware of how deadly and protracted the conflict would become.
Aberdeen-born poet Charles Hamilton Sorley is considered one of the most influential poets of the First World War.
Pupils of a north-east school have marked the 100th anniversary since the First World War Armistice with a moving personal poppy tribute.
The first year of the war was marked by an optimism, which quickly gave way to horror at the realities of trench warfare.
Writing home on December 21 1914 after seven weeks in the trenches, AJ Phillips, a former member of 4th Aberdeen Company Boys’ Brigade, spoke of being “sent practically right into the firing line at once”.
“Aberdeen is sending forth her armed sons to share in the defence of hearth and home … There was enthusiasm in the ranks, and enthusiasm in a great degree in the cheering crowds which lined the streets and saw the sons of Bon Accord go forth in obedience to duty’s call.”
A north-east conservation group is planning a poignant tribute to those that gave their lives in the First World War.
This is the moment bomb disposal experts carried out a controlled explosion of a device dating back to World War 1 on a North-east beach.
The grandson of a North-east sailor whose ship was sunk by a U-boat during World War 1 has unearthed dozens of letters he sent to his new wife.
A hundred years ago today the men from the Gordon Highlanders went "over the top" in the bloodiest battle of World War 1.