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The Contemptible Little Army, 1914 -1918


By Alex Saunt (Major Alex Saunt MBE served with the Light Infantry and with the SAS in Libya, Borneo, Northern Ireland, Germany and Denmark. He was awarded an MBE for his courage). The story of the expansion and development of the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) 1914-1918 and how the Contemptible Little Army became a huge, effective machine. B…

Ep. 114 – Chaplains and religion on the Western Front – Dr Martin Purdy


Dr Martin Purdy talks about chaplains and religion on the Western Front during the Great War.

ONLINE: Chaplains of the Western Front with Dr Emily Mayhew


The presentation will be live and online.  Dr Emily Mayhew makes a welcome return to The Western Front Association webinar programme to look at the army chaplains of the Western Front. Based on the testimonies of individuals, most of them unpublished, Emily will describe how, without medical training or experience, chaplains took on new and unex…

Announcing the publication of Stand To! No.127 August 2022


Members received their August 2022 edition of Stand To! over the weekend. This extraordinary photograph which features across the front and rear cover shows artillerymen outside dugouts, Somme 1916.  A pot is steaming on a brazier made of a tin drum. © Colourised by Tom Marshall at PhotograFix. Packed full of articles written with flair and a p…

Chaplains in Gallipoli: Their Work Behind The Lines with Carole Hope


Carole Hope will be giving a talk about chaplains in Gallipoli.  Carole Hope’s working life was spent in administrative roles in both the private and public sectors. She graduated BA (Hons) from the Open University in 2000 and the final module for the degree sparked her interest in the Great War. This subsequently developed during many trips to th…

'Gallipoli Chaplains: Crossing the Divide' - a talk by Carole Hope


Caption: Gallipoli burial service This talk examines the role of chaplains on both sides and many faiths in Gallipoli and looks at such issues as the logistics of providing a chaplaincy service, the day to day operational challenges, both in the front line (for those chaplains who ventured forward) and behind the line and collaboration with medica…

ONLINE ‘Each read each other's soul: British and ANZAC chaplains at Gallipoli’ with Dr. Linda Parker


The talk will look at the role developed by the British and Anzac chaplains in the circumstances of the Gallipoli campaign. It will focus on difficulties and dangers, opportunities and achievements in their service to the men involved in the landings and battles. Dr Linda Parker is a former history teacher, author and independent scholar who write…