Brothers in Arms

Brothers in Arms

Detailed biographies of individuals who served during the First World War.

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Memorials

Memorials

Memorials of the First World War

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Porton Revealed

Porton Revealed

General view of Porton from the water tower, c.1918. In the centre background is ’Gas Wood’, where the first gas cylin…

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Passchendaele and the Flanders U-Boats

Passchendaele and the Flanders U-Boats

There can be no doubt that the Flanders U-boats, the thirty seven small UB and UC vessels based at Bruges and going…

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'We Too Were Soldiers' by Dr Vivien Newman

'We Too Were Soldiers' by Dr Vivien Newman

WAAC workers and Chief Ordnance Office Staff, Rouen 1917   [This article was first published April 2007, Stand To! P…

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The Western Front Association preserves a major Great War archive of 6.5 million records

The Western Front Association preserves a major Great War archive of 6.5 million reco…

Introduction The Western Front Association (WFA) is delighted to announce that it has secured the safe storage and pres…

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MA Dissertations

MA Dissertations

The WFA is pleased to showcase here MA Dissertations written on First World War related subjects.

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1914 The Memoirs of a Volunteer by Harry Fellows

1914 The Memoirs of a Volunteer by Harry Fellows

[This article first appeared in Stand To! No 11 Summer 1984 pp.34-35. At this time, there were more than 170 members of …

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'The Western Front. A Plea for Understanding' by John Terraine

'The Western Front. A Plea for Understanding' by John Terraine

John Terraine’s 1983 Address to the Western Front Association. 1984  [This article first appeared in the journal of the…

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Evidence in Camera. A cautionary tale by Dr A J Peacock

Evidence in Camera. A cautionary tale by Dr A J Peacock

[The following article first appeared in the third edition of Stand To! December 1981 pp3-6. Western Front Association M…

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Visiting and Revisiting the battlefields, 1919-1938 by Prof. Mark Connelly

Visiting and Revisiting the battlefields, 1919-1938 by Prof. Mark Connelly

Throughout the Great War the battlefields and the hinterland behind them held a fascination for people. Trying to unders…

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Did Kitchener’s decision to raise his ‘New Armies’ carelessly wreck the pre-war plans to achieve smooth and effective British military expansion?

Did Kitchener’s decision to raise his ‘New Armies’ carelessly wreck the pre-war plans…

Image: Grimsby Pals (copyright IWM)   Did Kitchener's decision to raise his ‘New Armies’ carelessly wreck the pre-wa…

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