The unique history of the Corps of Commissionaires

The legacy of the oldest security firm in the world by Evelyn McKechnie The Corps of Commissionaire has a unique place in British history concerning the employment of injured soldiers. It achieved long term goals and invoked wider debate regarding the employment of disabled veterans and the responsibility of the state, paving the way forContinue reading “The unique history of the Corps of Commissionaires”

Arras – The Forgotten Battlefields of the Artois

by Evelyn McKechnie This area of France is sometimes known as the ‘forgotten battlefields’ because Flanders and the Somme get more battlefield visitors, yet it is here on the Arras front that has over 150 British cemeteries, which bear testament to the huge losses. It is also where you can see some of the mostContinue reading “Arras – The Forgotten Battlefields of the Artois”