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001: Spring 1981

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005: Summer 1982

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White Heat: The New Warfare 1914

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  The appearance of a new book from our President is always an exciting event and the publications of White Heat is no exception. This volume is his tenth on the subject of the First World War and in it he concentrates on the technological aspects of the conflict. Mr. Terraine contents that 1914 saw a confluence of technological innovation and in…


007: Spring 1983

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010: Spring 1984

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'The Western Front. A Plea for Understanding' by John Terraine

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John Terraine’s 1983 Address to the Western Front Association. 1984  [This article first appeared in the journal of the Western Front Association, Stand To! No.10 Spring 1984 pp24-27. John Terraine was the first President of The Western Front Association, founded by John Giles in 1980. For much of 1984, John Giles had been unwell which explains th…


013: Spring 1985

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015: Winter 1985

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017: Summer 1986

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020: Summer 1987

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024: Winter 1988

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026: Summer 1989

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028: Spring 1990

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029: Summer 1990

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030: Winter 1990

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032: Summer 1991

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034: Spring 1992

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037: Spring 1993

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040: Spring 1994

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041: Summer 1994

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042: January 1995

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043: April 1995

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045: January 1996

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047: September 1996

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Facing Armageddon: The First World War Experienced

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By Hugh Cecil and Dr Peter Liddle First published by Leo Cooper in 1996, New edition edition (April 2003) £60 hardback 2003 edition. £10 - £13 second hand. ISBN-10: 1844680029 ISBN-13: 978-1844680023 New Edition 3 November 2016 £16.99 softback or £4.99 Kindle from Pen & Sword Pen & Sword, 936p, Ills, detialed notess & refs, bibl…


053: September 1998

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070: April 2004

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075: January 2006

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Stand To! Online

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In 1982 a survey went out with Issue. No.5 of Stand To! It asked members what they were interested in. This list of ‘requests’ immediately fed into the content for the following decade and represents the exceptional broad range of material readers and researchers can enjoy. These are the items that interested readers then:  Artillery War Artist…


Field Marshal Haig assessed by John Terraine

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Field Marshall Haig Essay on Leadership and War (John Terraine. First published in Stand To! Number 26, Summer 1989 and originally uploaded to the old Wesstern Front Assocaition website 19 May 2008) The Seventieth Anniversary of the First World War 1918, the 'year of victory' was 'Haig's year' if it was anybody's. In 1988, when the seventieth…


Stand To! 1 to 109 Full Contents Listing

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Stand To! 1-109 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 …


The Generals. John Terraine's 1982 Address to The Western Front Association

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 [This piece, a transcript of John Terraine's 1982 address, first appeared in Stand To! No. 7 Spring 1983 pp.4- 7] IMAGE (Photo: IWM Q9689) Haig and his Army Commanders at Cambrai, 11 November 1918. First and second rows, left to right: Plumer (Second Army), Byng (Third Army), Haig, Birdwood (Fifth Army), Rawlinson (Fourth Army), Horne (First A…


Relearning the Lessons. John Terraine’s 1984 WFA Address

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Relearning the Lessons. John Terraine’s 1984 WFA Address (This article, a transcript of John Terraine's 1984 Address first appeared in Stand To! 1985 No.13  pp4-7)   Mr. Chairman, fellow-members of the WFA: I hope you will forgive me if today - contrary to my usual practice - I strike a personal note in my address to you. Before we go any furt…


Germany 1917. The 1987 Presidential Address 'Germany 1917' delivered by the Honorary President John Terraine

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Germany 1917. The 1987 Presidential Address delivered by the Honorary President John Terraine   (This article first appeared in Stand To! 24 Winter 1988 pp 14 - 18)   It was Field Marshal von Hindenburg who said: 1916 spoke a language which made itself heard.' I think he was right: it is important to understand that language, because otherwise…


‘The U-Boat Wars, 1916-1945’ The Presidential Address delivered by the Honorary President John Terraine

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  (This article first appeared in Stand To! 28 Spring 1990 pp7-11) As some of you will know, but others may not, the book that I have been working on for the last four years came out in September. Its title is Business in Great Waters, from Psalm 107 (the Seamen's psalm), which tells us: They go down to the sea in ships, that do business in gre…


The Final Offensive : The 1993 Presidential Address delivered by the Honorary President John Terraine

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  [This article first appeared in Stand To! 40 pp 5-11] When the Armistice came on 11 November, seventy-five years ago, it took a great many people (including some who should have known better) entirely by surprise and when it proved also to be the end of the War in Europe they were surprised once more. Having failed to perceive it coming, disbel…


The Annual General Meeting Address delivered by Mr John Terraine at the AGM on 31 January 1987

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[This article first appeared in Stand To ! 20 Summer 1987] pp 7 - 8   First let me say a word of reassurance: it's only a few weeks ago that a number of you will have received a longish burst from me at the National Army Museum on Founder's Day. Don't worry - this time I shan't keep you long. I only want to say two things, really, about ourse…


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…