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Last updated 7th August 2006

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August 2006

Scottish Monument Passchendaele & Shrapnel Charlie

Chievres Ammo Dump Haul

Lancashire remembers the Salient

818th Tank Destroyers Reunite

Britains oldest woman passes away at 111

July 2006

Imperial War Museum online exhibition marks the Battle of The Somme

Military Aerial Photography & Archaeology Conference (Oct) Ypres

Special last post ceremony at Fromelles

Prince of Wales Marks 90th Anniversary of The Somme & more at BBC website

June 2006

The Tragedy of Lowthers Lambs

The Day Sussex Died - 30th June 1916

Henry Allingham returns to The Somme battlefields

Keeping the memory alive in Ypres

Henry Allingham reaches 110 and meets Gordon Brown in Eastbourne

Jersey holds its own Veterans Day

May 2006

Cat Fest (Kattenstoet) Ypres 2006

April 2006

Remains found in Ypres

March 2006


February 2006


January 2006


December 2005


November 2005

The UK Holocaust Centre 10th Anniversary & Their Past Your Future Touring IWM Exhibition

The Scotsman pays tribute to Alfred Anderson

WW1 Veteran Alfred Anderson, passes away.  He is thought to be the last known survivor of the 1914 Christmas truce.


Veterans Badge of Honour Award Extended

Henry Allingham remembers comrades at Cenotaph ceremony

Henry Allingham visits St. Omer in Armistice Day commemorations

Armistice Day 2005 in pictures

Warnings over war memorial neglect

October 2005

Last Australian WW1 veteran passes away

Henry Allingham received honourary membership to Fleet Air Arm Association

West Indian Veterans Remembered

September 2005


New Battle of Britain Monument unveiled by Prince Charles

August 2005

Prince Charles marks VJ Day Commemorations at Cenotaph

Welsh veterans remeber the fallen from far east campaign

Duke of Edinburgh leads VJ Day Commemorations at IWM

Events marking VJ Day

July 2005

1915 Innocence Slaughtered? An International Conference organised and hosted by the In Flanders Fields Museum, Ypres - Ieper 17, 18 and 19 November 2005

Day by Day account of Veterans Awareness Week & National Commemoration Day

Queen honours war heroes

The Art of Propaganda

Poppy Drop in London to mark the end of National Commemoration Day

Wales remembers its veterans

Scottish events on commemoration day

Queen unveils memorial to women of WW2

Veterans Awareness Week 4-10th July

June 2005

Henry Allingham enjoys his 109th on D-Day (BBC)

Jutland Veteran reaches 109 (Express)

The Jive Aces release "White Cliffs of Dover" to commemorate the end of WWII, with proceeds going to the Royal British Legion.

May 2005

Putin congratulates Soviet war veterans

VE Day - The end of a conflict, the start of a new life

VE Day - Why Poles have little to celebrate

Veterans mark German surrender

VE Day - What does it mean to you - BBC

Australian Veterans visit France for VE Day

April 2005

VE Day Commemoration Concert at Trafalgar Square - Sunday 8th May

BBC Press Release on VE Day Programming Schedule

Royal British Legion "Victory Thanks" Official Website & Programme of Events

March 2005

Zeppelin raid veteran recalls world war one 

Britain's oldest WW1 veteran receives replacement medals

Researchers find large Japanese WW2 submarine

Free Tickets available for National Event Commemorating the 60th anniversary of WWII 

New Zealand PM wants Gallipoli Reburials

Albert 'Smiler' Marshall enjoys 108th Birthday

French War Poet Guillaume Apollinaire - Translated Book Available

Academy Award Nominated - Best Foreign Film "Downfall"  - Germany, April 1945

Events in the Ypres Salient weekend 22nd April - First Gas Attack Anniversary

Restoration work on Vimy Ridge Memorial commenced

February 2005

New competition to win proof copies of 'Witnesses Of War'

60th Anniversary of WW2 National Commemorations

We'll Meet Again - Have you lost touch with old friends and service colleagues from World War II?

January 2005

Holocaust Memorial Pictures (BBC)

World Marks Auschwitz Liberation (BBC)

World Remembers Holocaust at Snow Swepped Auschwitz (Reuters)

Daily Mirror Review of 'A Very Long Engagement'

Warner Indepdendent Picture Awards Images

New Warner Brothers Film 'A Very Long Engagement' Official Site

New Churchill Museum to Open 11th February 2005.

December 2004

Somme Tourist Board launch dedicated battlefield website 

November 2004

Queen Leads Remembrance Service at Cenotaph

Poppies projected onto Shell Building in London and petal drop to mark Remembrance Services for 2004

Siegfried Sassoon Unpublished Poem Article from The Guardian

Poppy Parade 2004, Ypres

Menin Gate Ceremony (Ypres) and Petal Drop 11/11/04

Burial of WW1 German Soldiers at Langemark, Belgium

October 2004

October & November Events & News from the Zonnebeke & Passchendale Region Flanders

The National Archives - World War Two Merchant Navy medals online

The Great War Remembered - Musical evocation in Ieper November 11th

September 2004

Vets jump at Arnhem 60 years on

Henry Allingham at the St Omer RFC Memorial 90 years on Sunday Mirror

British Air Services Memorial at St Omer - RAF website

August 2004

British Air Services Memorial St Omer - 90th Anniversary unveiling 11th September 2004

Gallery of images from the 90th Anniversary in London

Coverage of the 90th Anniversary Commemorations at the Cenotaph, London

Salient Points enlists its support as a member of Veterans History Project

Chailey Airshow 7th & 8th August

90th Anniversary of WW1 Remembrance Ceremony in London 4th August

Eastbourne Airborne Airshow

July 2004

US Veterans History Project

June 2004

D-Day Focus from The Guardian

Eastbourne Military Heroes in Preparation for D Day Anniversary 

Service remembers D-Day wounded

Frenchman Relives D-Day

Millions Watch D-Day Coverage

Tears Shed at D-Day Ceremony

Veterans & VIPS Remember D-Day

BBC Reporters Logs

Queen's Tribute to D-Day Heroes 

D-Day Photo Gallery

Leaders & Veterans Mark D-Day

Veterans Join Commemorations

May 2004

Memorial to B24 Liberator 'Ruth-Less' Eastbourne

Juno Beach Centre News June 6th

WWII Veterans to Jump Again In Normandy

France Honours British  D-Day Veterans

Meeting Henry Allingham, veteran of the First World War

Exposition Normandy 44 - Museum in Rots, Normandy

Tommy Competition - Win Signed Copies

Massive shell & grenade find on the Salient

April 2004

Ten Days to D-Day - Book & TV Programme

UK Hydrographic Office Issues Archive D-Day Maps

D-Day DUKW Tours! For more information click here 

Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917 opens 23rd April 

Imperial War Museum - 60th Anniversary D-Day Events

Eastbourne Military Heroes in Preparation for D Day Anniversary 

Royal British Legion launch their dedicated charity bike ride website 'PoppyBike'

Lottery cash for Home Front plans

Save the former campsite of Stalag X B, later also known as concentration camp Sandbostel online petition here.

March 2004

Official 60th Anniversary of the Liberation of France website

Free Normandy 39-45 image archive.  Archive Normandy

Once more unto the Beach - Observer 21st March

War Heroes Blast D-Day Chaos - Observer 21st March

Calling all descendants of Canadian WW1 Veterans!  Your chance to be in a unique reality documentary here

Pathways to the Past - Online Research Exhibition opened by National Archives & IWM.

New animated GIF logos for you to use in linking to Salient Points here. 

Sainte-Mere-Eglise - Hot news on The Greatest Generation Memorial Exhibit here. gives 'salientpoints' a distinguished site award. 

I am pleased to announce this site has been recognised for its content and design in its aims to provide a useful 'portal' for those searching military related topics.  Since its launch in September 2003, I have made many friends and contacts and thank them for their help in the upkeep of this site. 

February 2004

Help on tracing your family history here.

Researchers' find brings Wilfred Owen poem to life. Guardian story & BBC TV programme here.

New Website - D-Day & Beyond here.

BBC D-Day Stories here.

French relive D-Day here.

Veterans may need passes for D-Day Anniversary here.

Germany welcomes invite to D-Day Anniversary here.

Captured In Colour - Australian War Memorial Museum Rare Photo Exhibition Online here.

Memorial Museum Passchendale 1917 - Opens on Anzac Day, 25th April 2004. For more info click here.

D-Day MPEG Stills from new BBC Book & Film 24MB Download File here.

Re-enactment sites section added here.

More Bairnsfather memorial pictures added here.

Eastbourne Airbourne 2003 photos added here.

Cuckmere Haven WW2 defenses here.

January 2004

D-Day Page Updated here.

Friends of In Flanders Fields Museum (IFF / VIFF) Launch their website here.

WW2 aerial pictures go online - Full story at The Guardian here.

December 2003

Pictures from the Bairnsfather Memorial Day.  Click Here

Press information on new Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917. Click Here 

November 2003

Update on the A19 motorway extension at Pilckem Ridge, Ieper. Click Here

Ypres Discovery - News from the BBC 10th November 2003 -

Archaeologists excavating the route of a planned motorway (A19) near Ypres in Belgium have uncovered a series of trenches very little changed from the day they were abandoned at the end of World War I.  Click Here

New Australian Memorial - News from the BBC 11th November 2003 -

The Queen has marked Armistice Day by unveiling an Australian War Memorial in Hyde Park Corner, London. Crowds gathered to watch the ceremony, attended by Prime Minister Tony Blair, Australian PM John Howard and 27 Australian veterans.  Click Here

Bairnsfather Day - Memorial Plaque and tour. Click here

October 2003

All Quiet on The Western Front - New restoration release. Click here

First World War Poems - Andrew Motion new book & reading.  Click here

Competition Page! Win a signed copy of 'Forgotten Voices of the Great War' by Max Arthur. Click here

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