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100: June 2014 Special Edition


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Stand To! No.1 to No.128 Full Contents Listing


Stand To! 1-128 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…

"Cogs in the Machinery of War" by Dr Viv Newman


On 15 November 1918, The Times enthusiastically thanked women for 'the invaluable services which they have so freely given to the national cause', in particular the women who, from 1915 had flocked into the munitions factories which had sprung up across the land. Vital 'cogs in the machinery of war', the newspaper acknowledged that munitions worker…

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…

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 kill…