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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. 221a – The 1914 March to the Marne 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 Worl…