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The Contemptible Little Army, 1914 -1918

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By Alex Saunt   The story of the expansion and development of the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) 1914-1918 and how the Contemptible Little Army became a huge, effective machine.   BEF AND THE START The possible conception: In 1904 King Edward, having decided our pretty frosty relationship with France should be improved, went to Paris with the…


Stand To ! No.123 July 2021

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The latest issue of the journal of The Western Front Association is out today. There are ten carefully researched and richly illustrated articles and eight extended book reviews which follow a new format to reviews, including content from one of the authors.  Contents Communication Lines 2-3  Somme, March 1918: Bridgehead defence and a fateful…