Search results for POW.

051: January 1998

/stand-to/051-january-1998/

Download PDF This browser does not support inline PDFs. Please download the PDF to view it: Download PDF  


069: January 2004

/stand-to/069-january-2004/

Download PDF This browser does not support inline PDFs. Please download the PDF to view it: Download PDF  


Allied POWs in German Hands 1914 - 1918 (Images of War).

/world-war-i-book-reviews/allied-pows-in-german-hands-1914-1918-images-of-war/

  Reviewed by Timothy Heck. Allied POWs in German Hands, 1914-1918 is an engaging collection of short chapters and contemporary photographs of life as a prisoner of the Germans in the Great War from capture to the end of captivity. David Bilton, a Western Front Association member and a prolific writer of World War I histories, has collected a var…


Allied POWs in German Hands 1914 - 1918 (Images of War). (1)

/world-war-i-book-reviews/allied-pows-in-german-hands-1914-1918-images-of-war-1/

  Bilton, David.  Pen and Sword. ISBN: 1473867010.   Allied POWs in German Hands, 1914-1918 is an engaging collection of short chapters and contemporary photographs of life as a prisoner of the Germans in the Great War from capture to the end of captivity. David Bilton, a Western Front Association member and a prolific writer of World War I hi…


Stand To! No.1 to No.126 Full Contents Listing

/stand-to/stand-to-no1-to-no126-full-contents-listing/

Stand To! 1-126 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…


11 December 1917: Pte William Simons

/on-this-day/11-december-1917-pte-william-simons/

Moving to Sutton-in-Craven, Yorkshire, William was employed as a spinning overlooker and was a keen member of a local brass band. He lived with his father on Wighill Street.  William enlisted in the local territorials (with whom he was a member of the regimental band) and he was sent to France in about March 1917. On 3 May 1917, William was po…


113: October 2018 Special Edition

/stand-to/113-october-2018-special-edition/

Download PDF This browser does not support inline PDFs. Please download the PDF to view it: Download PDF    


8 April 1918 : Pte Arthur Algernon Pickles MM

/on-this-day/8-april-1918-pte-arthur-algernon-pickles-mm/

His parents were John Pickles (an antique dealer and Sexton) and Hannah. Arthur had a much older brother Hartley, as well a younger brother George and a younger sister Mary Lucy.  Before the war Arthur was a cotton weaver.  His father's first wife had died in 1886. Arthur had to much older half-brothers, Hartley who died in 1983 age 102, and …


ONLINE : Branch Zoom Meeting 19/09/20

/branches/united-kingdom/birmingham/events/online-branch-zoom-meeting-190920/

Email jd@wfa-birmingham.org.uk WFA Branch ZOOM Saturday 19th September   Location : Zoom Online : https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85713865706?pwd=SHFsWHFLSElyR1VNSld3Sy84bHdjZz09 Meeting ID: 857 1386 5706 : Passcode: 968771   Welcome and Introduction to Zoom meetings                         JD “remembrance” . A local Soldier remembered.         …



British Prisoner of War Deaths: a case study from one PoW camp

/world-war-i-articles/british-prisoner-of-war-deaths-a-case-study-from-one-pow-camp/

Lidzbark Warminski, previously known as Heilsberg, is a town in northern Poland. In 1918, the area was part of East Prussia and was the location of one German's most easterly prisoner of war camps. The Heilsberg camp contained mainly Russian and Rumanian prisoners, with British and Commonwealth POWs only a small proportion of the camp population. …


The latest edition of the journal of The Western Front Association Stand To! 117 is out now.

/latest-news/2020/february-2020/the-latest-edition-of-the-journal-of-the-western-front-association-stand-to-117-is-out-now/

Members have just received their latest edition of our journal, Stand To! The contents are listed below.   Members also have access to the entire archive of Stand To! Contents  2–3             Communication Lines (correspondence with the editor) 4–6  ‘Shoppee’s Tower’: The Importance of a Nieuport Church Tower in Octo…


117 : February 2020

/stand-to/117-february-2020/

Download PDF This browser does not support inline PDFs. Please download the PDF to view it: Download PDF


British Prisoners of War in First World War Germany by Oliver Wilkinson

/world-war-i-book-reviews/british-prisoners-of-war-in-first-world-war-germany-by-oliver-wilkinson/

Cambridge University Press, £66.99 hb (Amazon 2018), 322pp, 25 ills, incl. abbreviations, bibliog., index.  Also available as Kindle edition. ISBN: 978–110–719–942–2 [First reviewed in Stand To! No.112 June 2018]  The numbers of prisoners of war, on all sides, proved to be a major aspect of twentieth century warfare. Not least over 185,000 Brit…


The First RFC Pilot to land in France 13 August 1914

/world-war-i-articles/the-first-rfc-pilot-to-land-in-france-13-august-1914/

At 6.25am on 13 August 1914, No.2 Squadron Royal Flying Corp mobilised for France. They were to follow their commanding officer Major C J Burke, a pioneer of military aviation who was noted for his courage and who had not only insisted that his squadron be the first to leave – but that his aircraft be the first to land. Above: Major Charles Burk…


ONLINE: The Escape Artists with Neal Bascomb

/events/online-the-escape-artists-with-neal-bascomb/

The presentation will be live and online.  In the winter trenches and skies of World War I, soldiers and pilots alike might avoid death, only to find themselves imprisoned in Germany’s archipelago of POW camps, often in abominable conditions. The most infamous was Holzminden, a land-locked Alcatraz of sorts that housed the most troublesome, escape…


2 January 1915 : Henry Bint, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire) Regiment

/on-this-day/2-january-1915-henry-bint-duke-of-edinburghs-wiltshire-regiment/

His father was Charles Bint (a general labour born in Essex) and his mother Charlotte Blint. His siblings at the 1901 census were Walter (born 1886), Ellen, Edith, Sidney (born 1896) and Herbert (born 1900). Indicative of their traveller lifestyle the children were born variously in Hampshire, Wiltshire, Berkshire and Somerset. At the time of …


‘A Foot Soldier’s War’ with Phil Sutcliffe

/branches/united-kingdom/sussex/events/a-foot-soldier-s-war-with-phil-sutcliffe/

We welcome Phil Sutcliffe he his an author and historian of the First World War.  Phil will be talking to us about his Dad, Sam Sutcliffe and the book he wrote about him titled Nobody Of Any Importance. This is a soldier's memoir of the First World War which covers Gallipoli, the Somme , the Spring Offensive and eight Months as a prisoner of war…


'Nobody of Any Importance' - Phil Sutcliff

/branches/united-kingdom/southend-on-sea/events/nobody-of-any-importance-phil-sutcliff/

Tuesday 26th April - Phil Sutcliffe speaks about his father's autobiography 'Nobody of Any Importance'  A Foot soldier's Memoir of World War One. Phil's father, Sam Sutcliffe, was a World War One 'Tommy.' He enlisted at the age of 16 in the 2/1st Royal Fusiliers in September 1914 and subsequently fought at Gallipoli the following year. He then fo…