A Tour of Mesopotamian War Cemeteries in 2003

A Tour of Mesopotamian War Cemeteries in 2003

In the early summer of 2003, fortunately or not, I found myself and the Battalion I was commanding at the time, 7 Air As…

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Across from the Parade Ground Soldiers: assessing the French performance at the Somme

Across from the Parade Ground Soldiers: assessing the French performance at the Somme…

The bulk of this article is a long explanation as to the finding of a brief answer: despite suffering slightly under one…

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The Stories That Men Tell

The Stories That Men Tell

When I first started working on my photographic project Fields of Battle, Lands of Peace in 2005 I was given two pieces …

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The Somme Film - Some Notes Gun Fire

The Somme Film - Some Notes Gun Fire

[This article first appeared in the Yorkshire Branch journal ‘Gun Fire’ Book 1 1985 pp9 - 15. The entire series of 59 …

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The Soldier who never was: An example of a Change of Name in the Late-Victorian Army

The Soldier who never was: An example of a Change of Name in the Late-Victorian Army

Every student who undertakes research into the personal histories of soldiers who served in the Victorian Army will have…

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The man with two aliases - the explanation

The man with two aliases - the explanation

I read with great interest the recent 'Trench Lines', especially the articles on hard-to-decipher writing, and the man w…

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Blair Swannell - Lion at War

Blair Swannell - Lion at War

Over the years Stand To! editor Jon Cooksey has been involved in co-writing and producing several documentaries for the …

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Bernard Vann VC: Christian Soldier

Bernard Vann VC: Christian Soldier

Over the years Stand To! editor Jon Cooksey has been involved in co-writing and producing several documentaries for the …

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One of the ‘Forty Thieves’ Identified - Percy Fussell MM – Northampton Saints and the ‘Liverpool Irish’

One of the ‘Forty Thieves’ Identified - Percy Fussell MM – Northampton Saints and the…

It’s a photograph we had seen before, without perhaps looking at it properly.  An extraordinary image of hardened men, j…

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Olympian and Composer: Frederick Septimus Kelly

Olympian and Composer: Frederick Septimus Kelly

Over the years Stand To! editor Jon Cooksey has been involved in co-writing and producing several documentaries for the …

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German Memorials on the Western Front

German Memorials on the Western Front

One of the consequences of the German occupation of France during the First World War was that their occupation became f…

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The loss of HMT Dane

The loss of HMT Dane

Like most youngsters growing up in the 60s and 70s The Great War was a long time ago, and although my Grandad, Fred Boot…

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