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'The Rebuilding of Ypres after the War' a talk given by Mark Connelly

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Mark Connelly is Professor of Modern History at the University of Kent and a Director of the Gateways' Project. The author of several books including The Great War: Memory and Ritual a study of East London War Memorials, he is currently researching the rebuilding of Ypres and the impact of a British Community on the city.   The East London Branch…


'The Third Battle of Ypres' with Professor John Derry

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Professor John Derry will be giving a presentation on the Third Battle of Ypres. For many people the Third Battle of Ypres is indelibly associated with the conditions in which the campaign ended – many people think that Passchendaele was the only battle that was fought – and the appalling casualties. Only historians remember Plumer’s success at th…


Nature of War

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A range of materials for mixed ability classes, for year 7, 8 and 9. Right click to save documents. If you have any resources you wish to share, please let us know! Document Title Focus Format Death of Red Baron Mystery activity  Word FWW Dressing station Medical services information  Word …


25 August 1918 PVT Charles W Hoadley killed by a German aeroplane raid on this day

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Private Charles W Hoadley was born on 6 February 1893 in Johnsonburg, Pennsylvania and resided in Bradford, PA. Shortly after the United States declared war on the Germany, Charles crossed the border into nearby New York and enlisted with the 3rd New York Infantry. (1) After training at Camp Wadsworth, South Carolina with his regiment (now designa…


10 September 1917 Sgt Jules Tiberghien died on this day

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One of the three Tiberghien brothers to die in the Great War, Jules was born on 22 January 1892 and began his military service at Lille with the 43rd RI in 1912. After serving as an infantryman and being wounded in action (gaining the Medaille Militaire and Croix de Guerre in the process), he became attached to the Air Corps. Killed in aerial comba…


13 September 1917 Lance Corporal Vickery DCM was killed in action on this day

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James was born in Walthamstow on 17 October 1887. He attended Blackhorse Road Boys’ School from 1905 to 1911. James was working for the Post Office in the Whitechapel Road when he enlisted in the 7th Battalion Seaforth Highlanders, a kilted regiment. In August 1915, he was sent to France and fought at the Battle of Loos. On 27 September, whilst…


009: Winter 1983

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'Ypres of Trouble. The RFC and the Battle of Passchendaele' by Peter Hart

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Peter Hart will give a talk on the Royal Flying Corps at Third Ypres.  We meet at the Royal British Legion Club, Queensway, Petts Wood, Orpington, Kent BR5 1DH at 7.30pm.


'From Crisis to Victory 1918' with Professor John Derry

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John Derry will be giving a historical and political overview of 1918.  IMAGE: 2 May 1918 British gunners position an 18-pounder field gun at Saint Floris, during the Battle of Lys.


'1918: The Fourth and Fifth Battles of Ypres' with Sean Godfrey

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Sean Godfrey will be giving a presentation on the Fourth and Fifth Battles of Ypres, 1918.   IMAGE: British infantry holding the line of a canal near the village of Merville, 12 April 1918. (C) IWM Q 006612


Passchendaele and the Flanders U-Boats

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  There can be no doubt that the Flanders U-boats, the thirty seven small UB and UC vessels based at Bruges and going to and from sea via Ostende and Zeebrugge were important factors in the strategic judgement that led to the Third Battle of Ypres. The fears of the Admiralty that the contribution these boats were making to the overall unrestrict…


I Embarked for France: The War Diaries and letters of an English family in the Great War: Evelyn Ansell, 19th King’s Liverpool Regiment

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Reviewed by Linda Parker. Although this narrative of a family’s journey and the mixed fortunes of war is focused on Evelyn Ansell, its first chapter, describing the end of a family holiday in August 1914, introduces his family as the lens through which the Great War is seen. As Meryl Moore comments 'I read these family letters and lived the war ye…


'The Third Ypres - Passchendaele' with Michael LoCicero

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Michael LoCicero visits Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Branch to discuss the Third Battle of Ypres - Passchendaele. This promises to be a very informative and interesting presentation to both members and guests many of whom probably had relatives who fought in the mud around Ypres.   


Battle Lines: Ypres - Nieupoort to Ploegsteert

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Authors: Jon Cooksey and Jerry Murland ISBN 978 1 84884 783 4 Publisher: Pen and Sword 31 March 2013 240 pages including maps and illustrations When I signed up to provide a book review for the Western Front Association I was curious as to what book I would receive, given the information I had provided on my area of interest. However, when I rec…


A Memoir of the Final Advance 1918

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A Memoir of the Final Advance 1918 by Sergeant W G Street, 2nd Monmouthshire edited by Barry Johnson (This article first appeared in Stand To! pp13-16 No.30 Winter 1990) Sergeant W G Street   The Monmouthshire Regiment of the Territorial Force, sent all three of its first line battalions to the 28th Division in France in 1914-15. The 1st Bn, …


'Operation Hush - The 1917 Landing That Never Was' by Clive Harris

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Clive Harris will be giving a presentation on the 1917 Landing that never was. Clive has over 20 years experience giving talks and walks on the the battlefields of the First and Second World Wars. He recently completed an MA in Great War Studies at the University of Wolverhampton. Clive Harris has been involved with the Western Front Association f…


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 …


What did you do in the Great War Grandfather? The Life and Times of an Edwardian Horse Artillery Officer.

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What did you do in the Great War Grandfather? The Life and Times of AN Edwardian Horse Artillery Officer. Helion, £16.95. 187pp, 187 ills, 4 maps, bibliog., index ISBN 978 1 91217403 4 Charles Barrington Author, Charles Barrington, enjoys the good fortune of being published by Helion, and, consequently, the assurance of quality productio…


Walking Ypres

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Walking Ypres Pen & Sword Barnsley 2017 £15.99, 296 pp, pb ills & maps throughout. ISBN: 0-17815-900-3 Paul Reed As the title suggests ‘Walking Ypre’ is standard ‘Battleground Europe’ fare intended for the footslogger rather than the exponent of mobile battlefield visiting. The book offers 14 chapters, each a walk from a designated …


L Cpl John James Clegg, 1/4th Bn Loyal North Lancs Regt

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244904 L Cpl John James Clegg, 1/4th Bn Loyal North Lancs Regt. John Clegg was an employee of Messrs. Grey Ltd at Livingstone Mill, Burnley before the war. A married father of two, he was conscripted into the Army in October 1916 and was sent on active service in January 1917. A participant in the 3rd Battle of Ypres and Cambrai in 1917, he also…


Corporal Henry I Ingersoll, Company K: 15 September 1918

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Henry Ingersoll graduated from Erasmus Hall High School and attended Cornell University where he studied civil engineering. After graduating from Cornell in 1916 he employed with the family business. Henry enlisted with the 7th New York Infantry in August 1917. (1) After training at Camp Wadsworth, South Carolina with his regiment (now designated …


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…