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014: Summer 1985


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


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…

A Perspective on the Western Front by an Indian Army Office on the Western Front by Dr DeWitt C Ellinwood


[This article first appeared in Stand To! No.63 January 2002 pp 29-32. Members of The Western Front Association have access to the full digital archive running to 116 editions and some 2000 articles such as this one}. When Britain entered the war in August 1914, it was immediately apparent that the British Isles could not supply the number of tr…

For King and Another Country: Indian Soldiers on the Western Front 1914-1918 by Shrabani Basu


Bloomsbury India, £25.00, 224pp. 41 ills, notes and refs, bibliog, index. ISBN: 978-83-84052-91-1  Shrabani Basu’s work on the Indian Army - not to be confused with another book of the same name about a Second World War fighter pilot in the RAF - is, unsurprisingly given her background in journalism, ‘populist’ in style and approach and largely dr…

The Sons of John Company: The Indian & Pakistan Armies by John Gaylor


1903-1991 Parapress. 1996. Hardback, 379 pp., £19.99. ISBN 1898594 414.  [This review first appeared in Stand To! no.51 January 1998. It is one of over 2,200 reviews of books about the First World War which are available to search in the Stand To! archive by members of The Western Front Association]. This is a very welcome book.  The contributio…

The Battle of Neuve Chapelle


Last month, September 2021, the branch was able to resume face-to-face meetings and local member Colin Ellender spoke on the action at Aubers Ridge in 1915. This month we turn the clock back to March 1915 and look at the battle that took place just a short distance to the west at Neuve Chapelle. Our speaker on this occasion will be Ross Beadle and …

'Thousands of Heroes Have Arisen' - Sukwinderr Singh Bassi


On Wednesday 14th of June we welcome Sukwinder Singh Bassi to our Hornchurch venue to present his talk about the service and sacrifices of Sikh soldiers during the Great War. The talk is based on letters send to and from Sikh soldiers on the Western Front and those convalescing  in England. These letters describe their wartime experiences in Europe…