In September 1915 British forces on the Western Front launched a major attack at La Bassée-Loos, seeking to break through the German lines.
In commemoration of the centenary of this bloody offensive, this site will describe the battle as it happened, using the words of the men who were there.
From the 24th to the 28th of September 2015, there will be daily posts of accounts from soldiers present at the battle.
Through these accounts we hope to prompt our users to consider what life was really like for those who lived, fought, and died in the trenches.
Above all else, this site encourages you to make your own interpretations. Please comment, discuss, and debate as you see fit.
Select a set of accounts from the toolbar at the top, or explore the rest of the site with the directory on the right.
Please take a few minutes to also answer the questionnaire available.
N.B.: As accounts of the First World War, the sources selected may discuss issues of physical and psychological trauma.