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100: June 2014 Special Edition


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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 CW...

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 German...

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


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.    

HM Cordite Factory, Gretna; A Study in Great War Genealogy on the Home Front - Nigel Crompton MA


We welcome Nigel Crompton to our Hornchurch venue on the 10th of August  to present his talk about the Gretna munitions factory and genealogy relating to the workers employed there.  There were 30,000 workers at HM Factory Gretna in World War One. A number of accidental deaths occurred at the Factory.  The official government figure was seven ki...

'Poor cogs in the machinery of War. A day in the life of a munitions factory' - Dr Vivien Newman


On Wednesday 10th of May we welcome the return of Dr Vivien Newman to our Hatfield Peverel venue, who will present her talk about the Kynoch munitions factory in south Essex. Like many factories this was a massive complex with accommodation and its own railway station. Little remains today. The meeting will have an 8pm start. We meet in the Bar...

Sussex Women at War: Iva Mary Harland and Fanny Amelia Kennaird


The Great War is seen as an event that marked and occasioned deep and lasting social change. Historians might argue as to the scale or extent of its effect, but it cannot be denied that post-war Britain was a very different place from that which existed in the idyllic summer of 1914. All aspects of life were affected including the class system,...