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033: Winter 1991

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Stand To! 1 to 118 Full Contents Listing

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Stand To! 1-118 Content Stand To  1 Spring 1981 Editorial Notes (Peter T. Scott) Serving members of the Western Front Association Early Days, New Paths and Acknowledgements Inaugural Meeting: John Terraine's Address. Historian John Terraine berates those who indulge in ‘purely tragic pilgrimages to the Western Front’. The Loving Care of the…


The Heilsberg 39: A New British First World War Cemetery in Poland

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Between August and December 1918 a number of British Prisoners of War died at Heilsberg Prisoner of War camp in the east of Germany. It is likely their deaths were a result of insufficient food, overwork or one of the diseases that often swept through these overcrowded and insanitary camps. Conditions in Germany at this time were harsh. Food was sc…


January 2019

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A belated Happy New Year to you all Looking at Newspapers for December 1918/January 1919 there were many familiar stories to be found. Families were still being informed of the deaths of their loved ones. In some cases, where the deaths had occurred in a hospital in the UK details of their funeral service were published.  Influenza continued to cl…


March 2019

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  ESCAPERS ALL My thanks to those of you who came to February’s meeting and heard my talk ‘Escapers All’.  It is still a work in progress, as the more one learns about some of the individuals the more difficult it becomes to stay within the time constraints of a talk. The questions were interesting and I was particularly challenged by the questi…


April 2019

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  RETURNING PRISONERS Returning prisoners had from as early as 1914 been an important source of information.  In 1914 reports had confirmed the widespread ill-treatment of all those being transported to prison camps in Germany.  The number of officers receiving such treatment ensured the authorities took action with a report being published in la…


POSTPONED: 'Foot Soldier Sam's Great War - In His Own Words' by Phil Sutcliffe

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Caption: British prisoners after the Spring Offensive (Courtesy: IWM)   Because of the present situation, all talks have been postponed indefinitely and no branch meetings will take place until further notice.   About the talk: Signaller Sam Sutcliffe’s son and editor Phil will read excerpts from his father's WW1 frontline experiences… but fi…


March 2020

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CORONAVIRUS In these very worrying times there has been much reference to wartime Britain.  For most of us this is a new experience which is not without its challenges.  I am still adjusting to the concept of self/social isolation, but it has at least provided the opportunity to get some research done, some of which I will share with you in this e…