The Camera Returns No.26 by Bob Grundy and Steve Wall

The Camera Returns No.26 by Bob Grundy and Steve Wall

[This article first appeared in Stand To! No.44 in September 1995. Members receive the magazine three times a year and h…

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‘The care of the wounded horse in Northern France' by Fortunino Mantania War Art: No.6

‘The care of the wounded horse in Northern France' by Fortunino Mantania War Art: No.…

[This article first appeared in Stand To! No. 44 September 1995].   Fortunino Matania R.I. was born in Naples in April…

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“He spent his dear boy’s life for England” - The tragic story of 2/Lt Stewart Ridley

“He spent his dear boy’s life for England” - The tragic story of 2/Lt Stewart Ridley

Engine failure was a persistent hazard for fliers during the Great War, often with fatal consequences.  Here we have the…

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The Weaponless Warrior - Britain's Most Decorated Soldier in the First World War

The Weaponless Warrior - Britain's Most Decorated Soldier in the First World War

There are many categories and definitions of ‘hero’, but the main thread is associated with physical and moral courage, …

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The Raid on Yarmouth

The Raid on Yarmouth

The raid took place on 3 November 1914, and was an attack by the Imperial German Navy on the British North Sea port and …

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Man Alive! The case of Stoker Joseph Brown

Man Alive! The case of Stoker Joseph Brown

On 26 July 1917 the obsolete cruiser HMS Ariadne was undertaking a role for which she had not been designed - that of mi…

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How to use The Western Front Association's Pension Records to locate naval fatalities

How to use The Western Front Association's Pension Records to locate naval fatalities…

In October 2018 the first of the WFA's Pension Records were published by our partners Ancestry. Since then there have be…

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The Battle of Jutland: A Boy Telegraphist

The Battle of Jutland: A Boy Telegraphist

On 31 May 1916 the largest naval battle of the First World War took place off the coast Denmark. the Battle of Jutland i…

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Divisional Memorials on the Western Front

Divisional Memorials on the Western Front

It all started with a conversation. Clive Harris, on one of the excellent battlefield tours run by Battle Honours was ta…

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Colour patches in the Australian forces

Colour patches in the Australian forces

It is often difficult to identify the units men served in from the photographs that are available. The grainy black and …

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For the Fallen - the Commonwealth War Graves Commission in many lands

For the Fallen - the Commonwealth War Graves Commission in many lands

Whilst it is unimaginable for any battlefield tour not to include at least one cemetery, the sad fact is that all too of…

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A Tragedy at Glamis Castle

A Tragedy at Glamis Castle

In 1915 an R.F.C. aeroplane, crewed by two newly-qualified pilots, crashed in the grounds of Glamis Castle in Scotland, …

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