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001: Spring 1981

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082: April/May 2008

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11 April 1918 : Pte Jack Whiteley

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Parents, Fenton (a foreman at a woollen cloth manufacturer) and Ann Eliza Whiteley, at the time of her son’s death his mother was living at 273 Scout Hill, Wesbury. At the 1911 Census, the family of seven lived in a 4 roomed dwelling in Ravensthorpe. Jack's four older siblings all worked at the mill in various jobs as heaters, weavers or menders: …


Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks

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  Vintage, 1994. Softback, 407pp., £5.99. ISBN 009938791 3. Works of fiction are not often referred to in Stand To !, but occasionally a work appears of sufficient character to merit a review. Birdsong is one of these. It appeared in the Sunday Times best sellers list for many weeks during 1994.  Briefly, the story opens in Amiens in 1910, when …


Placing the Battle of Messines Ridge in context by Peter Simkins

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  This is the Foreward to Ian Passingham's Pillars of Fire. The Battle of Messines Ridge June 1917 by Peter Simkins  For the British Dominion divisions serving on the Western Front under Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig, 1917 was a year of transition and mixed fortunes. In the collective folk-memory of Britain, Australia, Canada and New Zealand the…