East Chinnock

A small friendly village in Somerset, set halfway between Crewkerne and Yeovil, south facing on the side of East Chinnock Hill.


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World War 1 - Part 1

10 October 2020

East Chinnock & World War 1

by Jeremy Churchill

2014 saw the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War.

During the meeting of the 29th...

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World War 1 - Part 2

10 October 2020

Although the assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary and his wife Sophie in Sarajevo on the 28th June 1914 at the hands of what would now be seen ...

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World War 1 - Part 3

10 October 2020

East Chinnock and World War 1

Part 3

by Jeremy Churchill

Sadly, by early...

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World War 1 - Part 4

10 October 2020

With the defeat by the French (with British assistance) of the German Plan in early September 1914, the Germans retreated from the River Marne to the Aisne, where they dug...

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World War 1 - Part 5

10 October 2020

By early 1915 the War had settled into two principal areas of fighting – what would become known as the Western Front in Belgium and France, 460 miles from the North...

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World War 1 - Part 6

10 October 2020

The spring of 1915 on the Western Front saw, both sides gathering their strength for further attacks to try and break what everyone still thought of as a temporary deadloc...

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World War 1 - Part 7

10 October 2020

The spring/early summer of 1915 on the Western Front saw the resumption of major attacks by both sides to try and break what everyone still thought of as a temporary deadl...

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World War 1 - Part 8

10 October 2020

As far as the British were concerned summer of 1915, on the Western Front and in Gallipoli, saw a temporary lull in the fighting to rebuild units who had suffered severe c...

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World War 1 - Part 9

10 October 2020

The temporary lull enjoyed by most British and Imperial troops during the summer of 1915 , both on the Western Front and in Gallipoli, came to an end with the onset of aut...

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World War 1 - Part 10

10 October 2020

The very disappointing outcome to the great French offensives in Artois (of which the “British” battle of Loos was a part) and Champagne forced a close to the ...

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World War 1 - Part 11

10 October 2020

Although the winter of 1915-16 was nowhere near as wet across Northern Europe as the previous winter had been, it was wet enough to force a temporary lull in the fighting ...

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World War 1 - Part 12

10 October 2020

One of the distinctive features of World War 1 – contributing significantly to the casualty figures - was the way in which hundreds of thousands of men were living f...

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World War 1 - Part 13

10 October 2020

The Ist July 1916 is justly infamous for being the bloodiest day in the history of the British Army. The British suffered 57,470 casualties (19,240 killed and 2,152 missin...

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World War 1 - Part 14

10 October 2020

For someone from East Chinnock the Battle of the Somme can be best thought of as over half-a-million men spending 4½ months fighting their way from East Chinnock ov...

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