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002: Autumn 1981 (September)

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British Bunglers and Butchers of World War One

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Book review by Gary Sheffield. I should at once declare an interest. In July 1996 the BBC screened a Timewatch documentary on Douglas Haig. Dr. Laffin appeared as the main counsel for the prosecution, while I, along with several other historians, acted for the accused. Inevitably, the demands of television over-simplified the issues - I am by no m…


Forgotten Victory

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Book Review by David Filsell. Although published last year, lack of a publisher's copy has sadly long delayed the review of Gary Sheffield's Forgotten Victory in Stand To! Fortunately, apart from his 'day job' - Warfare Historian on the Higher Command and Staff Course - he is well known through his regular, and effective, expositions of revision…


‘Understanding’ The 1991 Presidential Address delivered by the Honorary President John Terraine

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[This article first appeared in Stand To! 34 Spring 1992 pp7-12] I think I have to begin with an apology today. It is addressed to any of you who may have come to this meeting hoping that they would be hearing about the Aisne, the Department of Northern France named after a quiet, pretty river, noted for its fishing, which in 1914 became the scene…


1914-1918 Essays on Leadership & War by John Terraine : Introduction by Correlli Barnett

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The articles that made up 'Leadership & War' were edited by Ann Clayton, in 1998 the Honorary Editor of Stand To! the Journal, The Western Front Association with an introduction by Correlli Barnett, the newly appointed Honorary President, The Western Front Association. 'Leadership & War' was published in September 1998 by the Trustees of T…


The Great War: Myth and Memory by Dan Todman

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Hambledon £19.99.  The Great War: Myth and Memory is  based on Dan Todman’s PhD thesis and looks at the changing perceptions of the Great War from 1918 until the present day.  There are seven chapters dealing with: mud, death, donkeys, futility, poets, veterans and modem memory.  Chapter three on 'Donkeys' is particularly illuminating. The autho…


A Short History of the First World War by Gary Sheffield

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Oneworld Publications, soft covers, 2014, £8.99. 256pp ISBN: 9–781–780–743–646  Writing a book to cover the first truly global conflict in a concise and meaningful way might seem daunting. Professor Sheffield is not the first to write a ‘short history’, nor will he be the last. He has managed to produce a very clear account of the war; from its ca…