The American Civil War ended more than a century and a half ago. But the last person to receive a pension tied to the conflict passed away only recently.
Professor Caroline Sturdy Colls and archaeologists at Staffordshire University investigated the living conditions of inmates at the camp of Sylt on the island of Alderney.
Written by Private Arthur Edward Diggens, the diary was found in a Midlands barn and contains astonishing insights into the author’s experiences.
The relic was removed by engineers from the country’s armed forces in Medellin, a province on the northwestern tip of the island of Cebu.
Remarkably, it appears that the radio was never used: the box hissed with inrushing air when it was opened by archaeologists at the Rhineland Regional Association (LVR).
The discovery was made by Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS) in Craigielands Forest, near Moffat, while FLS was carrying out felling operations.
The Spitfire was designed by Reginald Mitchell at the Supermarine factory in Southampton in the mid-1930s. A prototype flew from Eastleigh Aerodrome, now Southampton Airport, in March 1936.
A new study has revealed that World War I helmets provided as much protection from shockwaves as their modern counterparts.
Thought to belong to an Iron Age warrior buried over 2,000 years ago, the site includes weapons such as a sword in a highly decorated scabbard, as well as a spear.
Plans have been approved for a museum at the family home of Admiral Sir Bertram Ramsay, who was behind the evacuation of Dunkirk in June 1940.