The First Air Raid: Great Yarmouth by Bob Wyatt

The First Air Raid: Great Yarmouth by Bob Wyatt

This item by Bob Wyatt, the Book Review Editor for Stand To! from 1987 to 2017, appearedĀ in Stand To! No. 27 1989. On t…

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The End of The Zeppelins

The End of The Zeppelins

This item first appeared in Stand To! No. 31 (Spring 1991). It was the 22nd piece in a series titled 'The Home Front'. …

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Revist 'The Camera Returns' (47) Beaucourt-en-Santerre with Google Street View

Revist 'The Camera Returns' (47) Beaucourt-en-Santerre with Google Street View

The Camera Returns (47) Beaucourt-en-Santerre. Original research by Steve Wall and Bob Grundy. Travel the roads of the …

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The Battle of the Bees

The Battle of the Bees

The First World War was a truly global conflict. Although the vast majority of the fighting took place in France and Bel…

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The Final Whistle: Rosslyn Park - a Rugby Club at War

The Final Whistle: Rosslyn Park - a Rugby Club at War

This is the story of fifteen men and more from one London rugby club who answered the call to arms in the Great War; the…

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The golden locket, the hidden grave and the forgotten soldier

The golden locket, the hidden grave and the forgotten soldier

On Easter Monday, 24 April 1916, as the independent Irish Republic was being declared from the steps of the General Post…

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The Battle for the South Dublin Union 1916

The Battle for the South Dublin Union 1916

On 24 April 1916, Patrick Pearse declared an independent Irish republic from the steps of the General Post Office on Sac…

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The Battle of Mount Street Bridge, Dublin, 1916

The Battle of Mount Street Bridge, Dublin, 1916

Dublin, Ireland is very far from the killing fields of the Western Front. Yet it was here in the spring of 1916 that tho…

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The Easter Rising - Dublin 1916

The Easter Rising - Dublin 1916

The Battles of the First World War took place in many countries and across various continents - from China to Lake Tanga…

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Royal Automobile Club Volunteer Force 1914

Royal Automobile Club Volunteer Force 1914

In August 1914 the British Expeditionary Force embarked for France and was considered the most professional army ever to…

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The 1/7th Royal Scots and the Quintinshill Rail Disaster

The 1/7th Royal Scots and the Quintinshill Rail Disaster

At the time of the First World War, Britain had a large number of railway companies each owning varying amounts of track…

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The first footballer killed in 1914: Larrett Roebuck of Huddersfield Town

The first footballer killed in 1914: Larrett Roebuck of Huddersfield Town

Huddersfield Town full-back Larrett Roebuck was the first professional footballer from the English Leagues to be killed …

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