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107: October 2016


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Articles on Tanks in Stand To 1 to 116 (1981 to 2019)


There are no fewer than 25 articles on tanks featured in Stand To! A popular subject, it has been covered in many different ways, including by 'The Camera Returns' on three occasions and  more than one on 'War Art'. All of these articles can be readily found by Western Front Association Members through their Member Login with access to the Stand To…

The Tanks at Flers : An Account of the First Use of the Tanks in War at the Battle of Flers-Courcelette, the Somme, 15th September 1916 by Trevor Pidgeon


Fairmile Books 1995.  Hardback 2 volumes vol 1 contains 257pp with 106b/w and 40 colour illus vol 2 contains 12 trench maps, A2 size.  [This First World War book review first appeared in Stand To! No. 46 April 1996. This magazine, the journal of The Western Front Association is published three times a year. The entire archive of over 118 issues…

Tanks in WW1


Stuart Crawford                                Tanks in WW1 Introduced on the Western Front during the Battle of the Somme in 1916, tanks were soon seen not to be the wonder weapon to win the war.  However, their effectiveness grew as army commanders and tank crews alike learned how to use them profitably.  The Battle of Cambrai proved that massed…

'Lt Richard Charles Legge. The Lead Tank Commander at Flers' with Matt Taylor


We welcome Historian and Former Police Officer Matt Taylor to our Branch.  He has a keen interest in the First World War and the Second World War.  He will be speaking about a Sussex man from Lindfield and his story. This will be a great insight to a tank commander's role in the Great War.  

Ep.322 – The 21st Division in World War I – Dr Derek Clayton


Author and historians Dr Derek Clayton talks about his book To Do the Work of Men : An Operational History of the 21st Division in the Great War. Your browser does not support the audio element. The 21st Division was formed in September 191…