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The German Army in the Offensives of 1917: Arras, the Aisne and Champagne

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By Jack Sheldon Pen and Sword 2015, £25.00, 384pp, 55 ills, 13 maps, notes and refs, 2 appendices (including selective biographical notes, bibliog, index. ISBN: 9– 781–783–463–459 Review by David Filsell This volume of Jack Sheldon’s highly–detailed series of books on the German Army in the Great War follows his usual effective model – employing…


Ypres 1914: Messines

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By Nigel Cave & Jack Sheldon Pen and Sword, Barnsley, £12.99, 214 pp ills 7 maps throughout, German Order of Battle, selected bibliog, index ISBN 178159201-2 Book review by David Filsell The actions around Messines in 1914 all too often take second place to events on and to the left of the Ypres Menin road in writing about First Ypres. Here…


100: June 2014 Centenary Edition

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Ypres 1914: Langemarck

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Review by Andy Thompson. The bitter battles in and around the Langemarck during October and November 1914 have long been neglected by writers and historians. Most visitors, casual or otherwise, who visit the Ypres Salient visit the German Military Cemetery and, normally, travel via Vancouver Corner. They rarely examine the desperate struggle betwe…


Stand To! 1 to 118 Full Contents Listing

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Stand To! 1-118 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…


Haig’s Enemy: Crown Prince Rupprecht and Germany’s War on the Western Front by Jonathan Boff

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By Jonathan Boff Oxford University Press, £25.00, 373pp, maps, ills throughout, index. ISBN: 978–019–967–046–8 (This review appeared in Stand To! 114 May 2019. The journal of The Western Front Association is published three times a year. It is sent to all members, or can be received digitally. Members have access to the archive of 115+ editions…


Britain and Victory in the Great War (ed)

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Edited Peter Liddle Pen & Sword, £25.00, 374pp, 74 b/w ills, 12 maps, notes, refs, bibliog and index. ISBN: 978–147–389–161–6 Peter Liddle, compiler and editor of this themed essay collection, uses a slightly provocative title to remind us that Britain fought in a coalition and was not always the senior partner. Ed Spiers’ introductory essa…


Postponed : 8th President's Conference - Theme '1915 Revisited'

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Given current situation with spread of coronavirus the President's Conference will be postponed until further notice. The welfare of delegates and speakers is uppermost in our thoughts.  Speakers:    Aimee Fox : 'To Gallipoli and Back Again: Learning lessons between theatres, Gallipoli and the Western Front, 1915-1916'? Aimee Fox This talk fo…


116: October 2019

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Ep. 2 - Lessons from the Battle of the Somme

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We hear from historians Steven Barker and Jack Sheldon on how combatants learnt lessons from the Battle of the Somme. We also discuss with psychologist Peter Hodgkinson his latest book Glum Heroes on psychological survival in the trenches and interview Rob Newman about his PhD on the importance of wood in trench warfare.       …