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004: Spring 1982

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005: Summer 1982

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006: Winter 1982:

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007: Spring 1983

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013: Spring 1985

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014: Summer 1985

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021: Winter 1987

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022: Spring 1988

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030: Winter 1990

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044: September 1995

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‘1918-2018: The End of the War and the Re-Shaping of a Century’ 6-8 September

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‘1918-2018: The End of the War and the Re-Shaping of a Century’   This important and unique conference will be taking place between the 6-8 September 2018 at the University of Wolverhampton. Seven keynote addresses from some of the leading academic authorities on the First World War and its aftermath will be at the heart of the conference, alo…


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

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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…


'Children At War 1914-1918' with Dr Viv Newman

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We welcome Viv Newman back to the Village Hall at Hetfield Peverel for the  latest on her Home-Front talks this time about children. IMAGES: Boy scouts on guard by a railway bridge and train tracks in the United Kingdom during the First World War. 


Ep. 187 – The Police during the First World War – Dr Mary Fraser

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Social historian Dr Mary Fraser, talks about her research into police and policing in Britain during the First World War. 


'Where the money went - the financial cost of war' a talk by Roy Larkin

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'Where the money went - The financial cost of war' a presentation by Roy Larkin will discuss logistics, how much items cost and also wastage. This will explain why war is an expensive business!   


Ian Castle presents 'The Forgotten Blitz and the Defeat of the Zeppelins

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Ian is a well respected on the subject of Balloons, Ballooning and Zeppelins. He looks at the Bitz, its effect on moral and how the menace of the Zeppelin Airships was dealt with 


HM Factory Gretna - a study in First World War genealogy on the Home Front

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Due to our original speaker being unavailable, we have asked Nigel to present his talk (originally due in early 2023!) which looks at the work being undertaken to identify and list workers who served the war effort by being employed at HM Cordite Factory, Gretna.    


'Nurses, Spies and the Home Front' in the First World War with Philip Stevens

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Philip Stevens will be speaking about nurses, spies and the Home Front during the First World War.  He is a full time author and expert on The Western Front. Before this he served as a regular officer in the King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. He regularly takes parties on battlefield tours. We ask for a £5 donation to cover our expenses.  All We…


Charlie Barter: A retired Soldier's Great War with David Adamson

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Charlie Barter was a regular soldier in the 1890's, fighting in the Boer War. As a civilian in the Great War he drew on his experience in both the Volunteer Training Corps and also the Special Constabulary in the Metropolitan Police District.  


‘Wartime Experience of Women and Children’ by Dr. Anna Muggeridge.

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The First World War was fought on battlefields across the world and on the home front in villages, towns and cities across Britain. Herefordshire and Worcestershire had a particularly important role to play, producing food not just for servicemen, but also for those at home. Anna explores the experiences of the women and children and some men left…


The Women Police Service in the Great War with Natalie Austin and Nigel Crompton

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Using data and details from many sources, Natalie and Nigel will tell the story of the Women Police Service, the involvement of the Ministry of Munitions, where they served, their duties, training and pay. Our talk includes quotes from the police women, numerous photographs, etc.  This is the first time this talk is presented to a WFA Branch.  


'Deserters on the Home Front' with Andrea Heatherington

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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…


'Where the Money Went Part 2 - The Home Front’ with Roy Larkin - Note change of Speaker

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  Unfortunately Prof. John Bourne can no longer visit us, but Roy Larkin has stepped into the breach.  In the second part of his presentation of financial aspects of the Great War Roy puts more emphasis on the Home Front than the first ‘Where the Money Went’. He also begins to look at salvage operations that were essential in recouping some of th…


British Military Exercises leading up to the Great War with Simon Cains

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Our speaker today, Simon Cains, will discuss military training exercises in the period leading up to August 1914. He will look at where the training took place, who was involved and any lessons learnt.  


'Keeping The Home Fires Burning' with Phil Carradice

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Author, historian and broadcaster Phil Carradice will be speaking about the home front during the Great War.  Phil has written numerous books about the First World War. A former teacher and headteacher he regularly holds creative writing workshops in schools and colleges. 


The London Omnibus on the Home Front in WW1 - a talk by Roy Larkin

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We welcome Roy again to the Branch when he will discuss 'The London Omnibus on the Home Front'. Roy's talk will  include photographs. For more details, please check out our Twitter account nearer November