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1 September 1914 : 2nd Lt George Edward Cecil

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The son of Lord and Lady Edward Cecil (daughter of Admiral Frederick Maxse) and the grandson of the 3rd Marquess of Salisbury (three times Prime Minister). At the 1901 Census George (age 5) was at home with his mother (age 29) and their seven servants: butler, nurse, cook, kitchen maid, lady's maid, house maid and 18 year old Swiss nursery mai…


Private Memorials on the Western Front

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Book review by Ann Clayton. The Western Front Association Memorials Officer (who recently stood down from his post after a good number of years' work) has put many years of research into this most informative book. As a service to members of the Association the book is sold at cost, and is excellent value. It lists 37 private memorials to in…


Stand To! No.1 to No.126 Full Contents Listing

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Stand To! 1-126 Content Stand To  1 Spring 1981 Editorial Notes (Peter T. Scott) Serving members of the Western Front Association Early Days, New Paths and Acknowledgements Inaugural Meeting: John Terraine's Address. Historian John Terraine berates those who indulge in ‘purely tragic pilgrimages to the Western Front’. The Loving Care of the…


The Kaiser's Battle by Martin Middlebrook - how accurate are the statistics?

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I am sure that many members of The Western Front Association were introduced to the subject of the Great War by reading Martin Middlebrook's The First Day on the Somme, which was first published 53 years after the end of the war in 1971. It is sobering to realise that nearly as many years have elapsed since its original publication to the recent an…