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Stand To! No.1 to No.133 Full Contents Listing


Stand To! 1-133 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…

Argentina in the Great War


Argentina was a neutral country during World War I. However, one-third of its population was made up of foreign citizens, including those of countries currently at war. The area was prime for German propaganda and for German agents. One of these agents apparently poisoned a large number of mules which were due to be shipped to Mesopotamia The effo…

Men who Played the Game – Sportsmen who Gave their Life in the Great War by Mike Reese


Seren Books, £17.99 268pp, 18 ills. ISBN: 978–178–172–286–2 [This review first appeared in Stand To! 109 June 2017 (Special Edition)] From Edward Poulton’s 1919 tear–stained hagiography of his beloved son, the England pre–war Rugby Union captain Ronald Poulton Palmer, books about sport and the men who ‘played the game’ before going to war have …

Ep. 281 – Cricket during the Great War – John Broom


Historian John Broom talks about his latest book that looks at cricket during the Great War.

John discusses how the game at professional and amateur levels adapted to the conditions of war an…

The Flying Sikh The Story of a WW1 Fighter Pilot – Flying Officer Hardit Singh Malik by Stephen Barker


Pen & Sword, 2022 £25.00hb, 224pp, including b&w images ISBN: 9781399083294.  Flying Ace, first–class cricketer, golfer, civil servant, diplomat. Hardit Singh Malik was a man of many talents who lived an extraordinarily eventful and interesting life filled with adventure and camaraderie, nicely captured by Stephen Barker. Not unusually …

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