Stand To !  109 : Special Edition

 

Editor’s Introduction

 

100th Anniversary of the Third Battle of Ypres

Retirement of David Cohen

Bob Wyatt hands over editor role to David Filsell

From ST 19 and more formally from ST 23 to ST 117 (98 editions)

David Filsell Press & Publicity Officer in 1987

 

Communication Lines : Letters to the Editor

 

Australian Electrical and Mechanical Company

Fire on the Ypres Ramparts

The First Tank Action in History ?

Macphereson Myth

John Kipling

Visiting Graves a century after the soldier’s death

1st Essex Memorial Appeal

 

I continue to love reading Stand To! And consume the articles every time a new edition appears. I’m sure I can speak for the silent majority when I say Stand To! (and the Bulletin) is such an eagerly awaited journal to receive and read. Most of us know bits and pieces of the history about events and places on the Western Front but the articles supplied by contributors always reveals that higher level of detail and knowledge that is very satisfying to add to our own knowledge base. Hence why it is a publication I look forward to seeing appear in my post office box every few months. Damien Finlayson, Victoria, Australia



Contents

 

Tolerating Mysters and Challenging History by Peter Barton

 

‘Our German Friends Were Quite Friendly’ Christmas with the Canadians on Vimy Ridge - December 1916 by Gordon MacKinnon

 

Raiders Lost - Now Found The Tyneside Scottish at Armentieres - February 1917 by David Tattersfield

 

47th Battalion, Australian Imperial Force Casualties at the Battle of Messines 7 -12 June 1917 by Paul Sutton

 

The Camera Returns (91) by Bob Grundy and Steve Wall

 

Ypres of Trouble : The Royal Flying Corps and the Third Battle of Ypres by Peter Hart

 

The First Day of Third Ypres : The 1st Battalion The Prince of Wale’s (North Staffordshire) Regiment by Jim Tanner

 

The Fifth Grenadiere at Poelkapelle, 20 September 1917 by Sebastian Laudan

 

9th KOYLI in the Battle of Broodseinde 4 October 1917 by Dr Derek Clayton

 

Nurses on the Front Line :The Work of Nurses at the Brandhoek Advance Abdominal July - November 1917 by Christine E Hallet

 

A New Circular to of the Passchendaele Battlefields by Jerry Murland

 

War Art : A small collection of our favourite works reflecting the Third Battle of Ypres by David and Judith Cohen

 

Rewarding Sites around the Ypres Salient by Tonie and Valmai Holt

 

Turnover Amongst Brigade Commanders : The Real Reasons ? by Dr Trevor Harvey

 

German Gunners of Cambrai by Steve Thornely

 

German Ground Strafing in the Cambrai Counter-Attack :  Some PoW Accounts by A D Harvey

 

The ‘Tank Corpse’ of Cambrai : A Century-Old Mysets by John Taylor and Rob Kirk

 

The Home Base - The UK 1914-1918 by Bob Butcher

 

Garrison Library

edited by David Filsell

 

Zero Hour Z Day 1st July 1916: XIII Corps Operations between Maricourt and Mametz  by Jonathan Porter

 

Churchill and the Dardanelles by Christopher Bell (reviewed by Gary Sheffield)

 

Wherever the Firing Line Extends by Ronan McGreevy

 

Ulster Will Fight Vol. 1 Home Rule and the Ulster Volunteer Force 1886-1922 by David R Orr and David Trusedale

 

Ulster Will Fight Vol. 2 The 36th (Ulster) Division from Formation to the Armistice by David R Orr and David Trusedale

 

Hear the Boat Song : Oxford & Cambridge Rowers killed in World War I by Nigel McCrerry

 

Men who Played the Game - Sportsmen Who Gave Their Life in the Great War by Mike Rees

 

Dauntless Courage on the Somme: Officers of the 19th Divsion who fell at La Boiselle 1-10 July 1916 by Nick Thornicroft

 

Time to Remember: The Journal of Lance Sergeant William Webb, October 14 - January 16, 2nd Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment, Seventh Division 1914-1918 by Gerald Buxton

 

The Vest Pocket Kodak of the First World War by Jon Cooksey

 

Liaison: General Pierre des Valliers at British General Headquartes, 1916-1917 by Elizabeth Greenhalgh

 

From the Western Front to Salonika: A French Soldier Writes Home by Catherine Labaume-Howards (ed)

 

We Are All Flourishing : The Letters and Diary of Captain Walter J J Coats MC 1914-1919 edited by Jan Chojecki and Micahel LoCicero

 

The Bridge to Air Power: Logistics Support for the Royal Flying Corps Operations on the Western Front, 1914-18 by Peter Dye

 

Overstrand in the Great War by Tim Bennett

 

The Half-Penny Curate : A Personal Account of War and Faith 1914-1918 by Sarah Reay

 

Guilty but Insane: JC Bowen-Colthurst: Villain or Victim? By James W Taylor

 

Letters from the Trenches - The First World War by Those Who Were There by Jacqueleine Wadsworth

 

HMS Hampshire : A century of Myths and Mysteries Unravelled edited by James Irvine

 

Frederick George Scott: The Great War as I Saw It

 

Shell Shocked Prophets: Former Anglican Army Chaplains in Inter-War Years by Linda Parker

 

Pass Guard at Ypres by Ronald Gurner

 

Behind the Lines by W F Morris MC

 

Roux the Bandit by Andre Chamson

 

Mr Britling Sees It Through by H G Wells

 

Into the Blue by Norman Macmillian OBE, MC, AFC

 

Tell Mum Not to Worry: A Welsh Soldier’s War in the Near East by Rhys David

 

Poppyganda by Matthew Leonard

 

For Valour: Canadians and the Victoria Cross by Gerald Gliddon

 

World War I Fact Book by William Van der Kloot

 

(World War One source book by Philip Haythornthwaite)



















 

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