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inmemoriam

Contributions are invited to the first "virtual conference" on this topic - History by people who were there.

Curated contributions may be added here and at acaedmia.edu tagged "Military Memoirs"

The first contribution, already published, is two letters from a Royal Navy officer written a few days after the Battle of Jutland.

Other observations on military careers anywhere in the world - in English - would be welcome.

These might be autobiographical (of any length) or written from recollections of those who were there serving their countries.

The ordinary aspects of military careers, not just those that make it to the history books, are particularly sought.

Send your submissions to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

We'll get them published as soon as possible

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British military casualties - Editorial policy

In the service of our country.

Eulogies for all personnel killed on UK operations in Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere are posted as soon as they have been released by the UK Ministry of Defence. Each eulogy we publish for men down in operations brings a lump to the throat. We are losing the best of the best. Politicians must ensure that, when the newspaper cuttings have faded, their sacrifice has had some meaning, has helped bring about a good result. Anything else would be a waste for which they will be eternally condemned.

There is invariably at least a 24 hour gap between the official release of news of an event and the naming of the dead. This is to allow families to be informed and proper eulogoies to be produced. Occasionally families request no euologies or comment. We abide by guidance we receive on such sensitive matters. We regret that information on those who sacrifice almost as much through grave injury is seldom released by the MoD for operational reasons, and so we are unable to pay tribute.

 

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