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Ep. 151 – Desertion in the UK during WW1 – Andrea Hetherington


Andrea Hetherington talks about her research into soldiers who deserted in Britain during the Great War.

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2022 Spring Conference and AGM


Programme for the day   9:30am Doors open. Teas/coffees 10.15am Welcome by the Chair 10.20am ‘Three Days at Marfaux: July 1918’ Second battle of the Marne. Innovation and improvisation on the battlefield with Fraser Skirrow 11,20am ‘A forgotten Navy: Fishermen’s involvement in the Great War’ with Dr. Robb Robinson 12:20pm Buffet Lunch 1:20pm…

Find here a full contents listing for Stand To! No.126 (April 2022) with part of the introduction to this edition from the Editor.


All standard members of The Western Front Association should have received their print copy over the weekend; all digital members were sent their copy this morning and can also download it via their Member Login.  Communication Lines p.2  An introduction from the editor Matthew Leonard It’s April 2022, and Europe and the world is again staring i…

'Deserters on the Home Front' with Andrea Heatherington


When discussing the topic of desertion in the First World War the frequent focus is the fate of those shot at dawn for their crimes. The numbers of those shot are completely dwarfed by the hundreds of thousands of men who were guilty of the crime of desertion. This talk looks at the phenomenon of desertion on the home front, examining the statisti…