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007: Spring 1983


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Some Prominent British Generals and their Fortunes in the Great War


[This article first appeared on The Western Front Association's old website and was published in September 2009].  Introduction At first sight, the neophyte amateur war historian may find the nomenclature of the war of 1914-1918 rather confusing. For many years, it was called the Great War and then, from 1939 on, when the Second World War broke…

Ep. 118 – British, French and American Relations on the Western Front, 1914-1918 – Dr Chris Kempshall


Dr Chris Kempshall, Teaching Fellow in European History at the University of Sussex, talks about his book on the relationships between soldiers in the  British, French and American armies on the Western Front during the  Great War. This is the subject of his first book published by Palgrave Macmillan. …

Ep. 221a – The Schlieffen Plan : 1914 March to the Marne in 1914 - Part 1 – Ross Beadle


Episode 1 : Research into the ten critical decisions of the French, German and British commanders that shaped the failure of German Schlieffen plan in 1914.

Tommy French: How British First World War Soldiers Turned French Into Slang


£19.99, Pen & Sword, 2021, 224 pp 30 b/w illustrations  ISBN: 9781526765925 [This review by Rachel Duffett first appeared in the October 2021 edition of Stand To! No.124] Parley voo frongsay? 'Napoo', 'compray', 'san fairy ann', 'toot sweet' - all are anglicized French phrases that came into use on the Western Front during the First World W…