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'A Prisoner at Holzminden' with Ian Gumm

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As a young boy Ian grew up with the stories of the daring deeds and escapes by the soldiers, sailors and airmen of the Second World War. The stories about Colditz and films like The Great Escape, with that memorable scene of Steve McQueen trying to jump the wire on a motorbike, readily spring to mind. What appears to be relatively unknown, howe…


051: January 1998

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069: January 2004

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Allied POWs in German Hands 1914 - 1918 (Images of War).

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  Reviewed by Timothy Heck. Allied POWs in German Hands, 1914-1918 is an engaging collection of short chapters and contemporary photographs of life as a prisoner of the Germans in the Great War from capture to the end of captivity. David Bilton, a Western Front Association member and a prolific writer of World War I histories, has collected a var…


FREE: Study Day in Canterbury 'Culture in Captivity: Prisoners of War and Internees during the First World War'

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Join Gateways to the First World War for a free study day at Westgate Hall, Canterbury, exploring the experiences of Prisoners of War and civilian internees during the First World War, with historians Professor Matthew Stibbe (Sheffield Hallam University), Dr Oliver Wilkinson (University of Wolverhampton) and Dr Emma Hanna (University of Kent). Du…


FREE EVENT: Hidden Culture in Captivity Workshop for all ages

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Join us for an explore and discover workshop for all ages. Find out about the varied experiences of prisoners of war, help us unearth their stories and connections to Canterbury. Create your own stories, role play and make your own artefacts using different materials. Free admission, refreshments available, open to all ages - 11am-2pm Book >…


Allied POWs in German Hands 1914 - 1918 (Images of War). (1)

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  Bilton, David.  Pen and Sword. ISBN: 1473867010.   Allied POWs in German Hands, 1914-1918 is an engaging collection of short chapters and contemporary photographs of life as a prisoner of the Germans in the Great War from capture to the end of captivity. David Bilton, a Western Front Association member and a prolific writer of World War I hi…


Stand To! 1 to 118 Full Contents Listing

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Stand To! 1-116 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…


11 December 1917: Pte William Robert Simons

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Moving to Sutton-in-Craven, Yorkshire, William was employed as a spinning overlooker and was a keen member of a local brass band. He enlisted in the local territorials (with which he was a member of the regimental band) and he was sent to France in about March 1917. On 3 May 1917, William was posted as missing but it later transpired that he had b…


8 April 1918 : Pte Arthur Pickles MM

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Parents John (an antique dealer) and Hannah. He had a much older brother Hartley, as well a younger brother George and a younger sister Mary Lucy.  Before the war Arthur was a cotton weaver. Arthur was conscripted into the army in the spring of 1916 and allocated to the 2/7th Warwicks the following year after being sent to the Western Front in Ju…


'Gallipol, A Foot Soldier's First Battle' with Phil Sutcliffe

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I'll read excerpts from my father's experiences – touching on the poor London childhood that 'made' the Tommy, then Summer 1914 and the enlistment fever that saw him join up in September, his terrible and even sometimes terribly funny experiences of the trenches at Gallipoli (Suvla Bay, V Beach with the 2/1 Royal Fusiliers), the Somme (including Ju…



The latest edition of the journal of The Western Front Association Stand To! 117 is out now.

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Members have just received their latest edition of our journal, Stand To! The contents are listed below.   Members also have access to the entire archive of Stand To! Contents  2–3             Communication Lines (correspondence with the editor) 4–6  ‘Shoppee’s Tower’: The Importance of a Nieuport Church Tower in Octo…


117 : February 2020

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