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Steve and Nancy Binks on their Pilgrimage to visit all British and Commonwealth Graves on the Western Front
Steve Binks will update the branch on where they have go to and the interesting facts they have discovered. Darryl Porino will talk about Unusual & Unlucky Deaths of the First World War. Mark McGrath will talk about a modern Great War pilgrimage.
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…
21 November : ‘Returning Veterans, Pilgrimage and British War Cemeteries of the Western Front’ with Tim Godden
‘To anyone who knew this territory as it appeared after the battle, it is fascinating to stand at a point such as Dantzig Alley Cemetery, near Mametz, and take into view a wide sweep of country’, observed Captain H.A. Taylor in a travelogue of his returns to the old Western Front throughout the 1920s. In his study of interwar battlefield tourism D…