‘The Black Man’, ‘The Brat’ and Londoners on the Somme

‘The Black Man’, ‘The Brat’ and Londoners on the Somme

Reflections on the Capture of Thiepval, September 1916 by Prof Peter Simkins. I have long been interested in 18th (East…

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A Perspective on the Western Front by an Indian Army Office on the Western Front by Dr DeWitt C Ellinwood

A Perspective on the Western Front by an Indian Army Office on the Western Front by D…

[This article first appeared in Stand To! No.63 January 2002 pp 29-32. Members of The Western Front Association have acc…

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The New Zealanders at Polderhoek Chateau

The New Zealanders at Polderhoek Chateau

The Third Battle of Ypres officially ended on 10 November 1917, but this did not mean fighting in Flanders stopped. Alth…

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Revealed: The soldier with two families. How The Western Front Association's Pension Records helped unravel a family mystery

Revealed: The soldier with two families. How The Western Front Association's Pension …

This story of discovery begins with researching the life of my Great Grandfather Alfred Nelson William Beckley BAKER. Th…

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The Prince and the Pilot

The Prince and the Pilot

On a windswept hill overlooking the Yorkshire mill town of Halifax stands the area's most visible landmark - the Wainhou…

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Street Memorials in South West Rocks, NSW

Street Memorials in South West Rocks, NSW

South West Rocks is a small town with a population of about 5000 on the mid north coast of New South Wales, about 400 ki…

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The Armistice in Bijar and Dunsterforce in Baku

The Armistice in Bijar and Dunsterforce in Baku

The Armistice, which brought an end to the fighting in the First World War was, as everyone knows, signed on 11 November…

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The Hong Kong and Singapore Mountain Battery in Egypt, Sinai and Palestine

The Hong Kong and Singapore Mountain Battery in Egypt, Sinai and Palestine

In 1847 the British authorities in Hong Kong began using Indians as gun lascars, or general workers, because the climati…

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Dunsterforce: The Fighting in North-West Persia During 1918

Dunsterforce: The Fighting in North-West Persia During 1918

The start of the Russian Revolution in the Spring of 1917 heralded the decline of Russia as an effective member of the a…

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When Did Armistice Day Become Remembrance Sunday by J P Lethbridge

When Did Armistice Day Become Remembrance Sunday by J P Lethbridge

This Article first appears in the April 2004 Edition of Stand To! Edition 70. The Archive is open to members of The West…

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The Red Baron - his 'other rank' victims

The Red Baron - his 'other rank' victims

There are many ways that the WFA's pension records can be used for research purposes. In this article, I wish to take a …

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The Disaster at Hooge

The Disaster at Hooge

One of the most frequently heard misconceptions about the First World War is that British and Commonwealth generals and …

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