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036: Winter 1992


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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…

The Munitionette’s First Heavy Shell. The Struggle to produce Munitions 1915 to 1918 by John Hughes-Wilson


If, in modern warfare, fuel is the blood of victory, then munitions – in all their varied forms – are the muscles and sinews. This raw truth was first understood as the First World War deteriorated into a crude slogging match dominated by guns, shells, machines and the power of industrial output to support soldiers on the battlefield. The Germans e…

'Munitions Factories in the Great War' Nigel Crompton


Our November meeting takes place on Sunday, 6th November 2022 when we welcome Nigel Crompton who will speak to us on the subject of 'Munitions Factories in the Great War'. This talk builds upon previous presentations on aspects of war industries such as the factories at Gretna that have been heard at the branch in recent years. All members and gu…