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'Mustard Gas - Ypres 1917' a talk by Simon Jones

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  Please note Simon's presentation follows the Branch AGM which begins at 14.30. Prior to the AGM there will be a buffet lunch - see our Twitter account for further details


003: Winter 1981

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013: Spring 1985

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094: May 2012

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The Rationale for and the Deployment of Poisonous Gas on The Western Front in the Great War

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The rationale for and the deployment of poisonous gas on The Western Front in the Great War Introduction In early 1915, accounts were freely circulated in turn by the French, British and Germans that poisonous gas was being used as a weapon of war by their opponents on the Western Front. This was in clear contravention of the 1899 Hague Convent…


An Irish Soldier in the British Army

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Survivors of 47 Brigade going back to rest area after the Battle of Guillemont-Ginchy, September 1916. Image: clarelibrary.ie ‘Claremen in the 1st Battalion Royal Munster Fusiliers’. J Kidney is listed in the section ‘Clare men in the Royal Munster Fusiliers and where they came from’.   16th (Irish) Division and the Gas Attacks at Hulluch (Loos…


'Death Clouds' by Geoff Sewell

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In this talk Geoff Sewell will be describing what happened to his grandfather, Ben Sewell, and his First World War experiences with gas. The talk then goes on to discuss the use of different types of gas; their effects on the human body; and anti-gas respirators.


British Medical Casualties on the Western Front in the Great War Part 1: Dealing with Wound Related Trauma

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British Medical Casualties on the Western Front in the Great War Part 1: Dealing with Wound Related Trauma by Dr David Payne (This article first appeared in Stand To! 83 August / September 2008 pp. 27 - 32)   Introduction When confronted with the onset of the Great War in August 1914, the professional British Regular soldier, and his colleagues…


Stand To! 1 to 115 Full Contents Listing

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Stand To! 1-115 Contents    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 o…


23 July 1917 : Pte George Clement Sutcliffe, 1/4th KOYLI.

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The 49th (West Riding) Division had, following the Battle of the Somme, moved to the Neuve Chapelle area; the division stayed in this sector until 13 July 1917 when it was ordered to proceed to Bethune railway station. After de-training at Dunkirk, the division moved up the coast, taking over the coastal defences at Nieuport on 18 July. The 1/5th …


23 May 2020 : 8th President's Conference - Theme '1915 Revisited'

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This annual event is held at the Tally Ho! Club, Birmingham each May. The theme, with speakers to be confirmed, is '1915 Revisited', the year of the battles of Soissons, Neuve Chapelle, Champagne, Second Ypres, Aubers Ridge, Festubert, Bellewarde and Loos. It it the year that saw Sir Douglas Haig replace Field Marshal Sir John French, in which the…