Stand To! No 95, the journal of the Western Front Association, is now being distributed to current subscribed members of the WFA.
Stand To! is published three times a year in Dec/Jan, April/May and Aug/Sept.
The Editor is always prepared to consider original articles for publication.
Below you will find the contents list including the featured article from Stand To! No 95.
The British support line at the northern extremity of the Ypres Salient during the summer of 1915.
Here a rough, tough looking bunch of 'A' Company of 1/5 York and Lancaster Regiment of the 49th (West Riding) Division led by CSM Beaumont, hatless centre, are engaged in the construction of a solid-looking shelter using an existing brick-built culvert which carried the railway over the Yperlee (modern-day leperlee) stream near Boesinghe.
When this photograph was taken the Germans were just a matter of eighty metres away on the opposite bank of the Yser Canal which ran parallel to the Yperlee. The culvert is still there for those who wish to find it but beware the steep banks unless a thorough soaking is required. The background image was taken in the same area at the same time and is a view looking east over the parapet of a trench on the extreme lett of the 49th Division's line towards the ruins of a German strongpoint known as Farm 14. Beyond the leafless trees in no man's land, the German tront line trench can be seen snaking in front of the ruins. On the left at least three white wooden crosses can be seen 'camera side' of the sandbagged British trench. Were these old French battlefield burials before the British took over responsibility for the sector'?
Contents of Edition 95:
- Communication Lines 2-3
- The Final Whistle: Rosslyn Park - a Rugby Club at War 4-11
- The Camera Returns (77) 12-13
- Dummy Tanks - A Real Great War Phenomenon 14-16
- ‘It is a Gas-ly War' - The Diary of Major Swindell - Part 2 17-22
- Great War and the Anfield Bicycle Club 23-28
- War Art - Corporal William Briggs Twibell (1893 - 1968) 29-32
- Padres, Plumage and Prelates 33-37
- The Great War and Trench Lingo by Chris Moore 38-39
- GHQ - A Little English Colony in the Pas de Calais 40-45
- Three Divisions but Not His Own - Part 1 46-52
- Remembering the Great War on the Victoria Embankment 53-56
- Garrison Library 57-64