Advertisement

The region marks 100 years since World War One

Monday 4 August marked exactly 100 years since the outbreak of the First World War. On Lookaround we've been bringing you a series of special features on the role of men and women from our region, a century ago.

View all 39 updates ›

WWI: Sedbergh schoolboys in the line of duty

This week we've been bringing you stories marking the 100th anniversary of Britain's declaration of war on Germany. We've heard how millions of men died on the battlefields of Europe - many of them young foot soldiers not trained for what confronted them.

And in the battles of the Somme and Ypres, the officers also suffered high casualties. Leading from the front, they often ventured into no man's land during the night to try to reach their men who'd been injured.

Our reporter Paul Crone returned to his old school at Sedbergh in Cumbria to find out the heavy price many officers paid during the first world war.

More on this story