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100: June 2014 Special Edition

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104: September 2015 Special Edition

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106: July 2016 Special Edition

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Journey's End - The Surrey Branch Seminar - November 2018

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SPECIAL OFFER: 'Two Sides of the Same Wrong Penny: Gallipoli and the Western Front: A comparison' edited by Michael LoCicero with contributions from Gary Sheffield, Stephen Chambers and others.

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Announcing the launch of the Western Front Association / Helion publication: Two Sides of the Same Wrong Penny: Gallipoli and the Western Front, A Comparison The year 1915 saw the BEF severely challenged on the Western Front. Recovering from the loss of the majority of experienced regulars in 1914, a largely new army had to come to terms with t…


Aces Falling, War Above The Trenches, 1918

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  By Peter Hart ISBN: 978 0 297 84653 6 HB 386 £22.50 Published by Weidenfield & Nicholson. Peter Hart, as one has come to expect, has written a first class account of the 1918 Air War. He has used his intimate knowledge of Great War veterans to illuminate their vital part in achieving the hard won victories in the late summer and autumn of 1…


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

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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…


109 : June/July 2017 Special Edition

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111: March 2018 Special Edition

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113: October 2018 Special Edition

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'Après la Guerre' with Peter Hart

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Après la Guerre Post-war blues, demobilisation and a home fit for very few. Peter's talk will deal with the men’s reactions to the end of war on the Western Front, the ramifications of the occupation of Germany, the prolonged process of demobilisation, and the life that soldiers and their families faced in a harsh post-war environment.      …



116: October 2019 Special Edition

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Ep. 70 – The Last Battle – Endgame on the Western Front 1918 – Peter Hart

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Historian Peter Hart about his new book The Last Battle – Endgame on the Western Front 1918, published by Profile books.


The Sky Their Battlefield by Trevor Henshaw (reviewed by Peter Hart)

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Fetubi Books, ISBN: 9–780–992–977–115 (softback) £40.00 ISBN: 9–780–992–977–108 (hardback) £50.00  This is the most important book published on the Great War this year. The first edition produced back in 1995 seemed unbeatable, but this is even better. Revised from top to bottom it covers the carefully indexed contributions to the air war of som…


Defeat at Gallipoli by Nigel Steel and Peter Hart

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xvi 480pp. Hardback. £17.99. Macmillan. 1994. ISBN 0 33 55314 4.  Those of us who seek to pass judgement on the conduct of the Western Front campaign really should study what happened when we attempted to achieve a less costly decision through attacking Germany's allies. This book can therefore be recommended as being the best serious work of the …


1918: A Very British Victory by Peter Hart

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Weidenfeld & Nicholson, £20, 552pp 15 maps, 30 ills, notes, index. ISBN 978 0 297 84652 9  As a recent thread on the invaluable Great War Forum has underlined, I am far from alone in my dislike of the plethora of books which drag the words ‘forgotten’, ‘voices’ and ‘heroes’ into their titles.  Firstly, few voices are truly forgotten, they are…


‘Wisht Lads: Washington in the Great War by Peter Welsh

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Pen & Sword, 2014,  £12.99, 172pp ISBN: 9–781–783–463–855 [This review by Peter Hart first appears in Issue 103 of Stand To! The Journal of The Western Front Association which is published three times a year. Members receive this and Bulletin, as well as gaining access to the entire archive of Stand To!, Gun Fire and Free access to our digiti…


Victory at Gallipoli: The German–Ottoman Alliance in the First World War by Klaus Wolf

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Translation from the German by Tim Iredal £30, Pen & Sword Military, illustrations. ISBN 9781526768162. There has been much excitement amongst the linguistically challenged Gallipoli historian community at the release of Victory at Gallipoli. Originally published in Germany in 2008, the book’s revision and translation exponentially increases…


'The Summer of Madness : 1916' with Peter Hart

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Author and Historian Peter Hart will give a talk on 'The Summer of Madness on the Somme 1916'. All welcome. Peter Hart is a British military historian and an oral historian at the IWM Sound Archive  since 1981. He has written extensively on the British role in the First World War. His books include; The Somme, Jutland 1916, Bloody April (on the ai…


‘Nobody’s Heroes – 8th East Lancs in the Great War’ - Stephen Barker

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  CHANGE OF SPEAKER Due to circumstances beyond our control the speaker this month has changed to  Stephen Barker ‘Nobody’s Heroes – 8th East Lancs in the Great War’  Although the talk is about a Lancashire battalion, the presentation gives an impression of life in and out of the trenches for any Service Battalion of the First World War, irresp…


Britain's Greatest Commander in Chief with Peter Hart

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PETER HART ~ HAIG: BRITAIN'S GREATEST COMMANDER IN CHIEF. A rip roaring defence with few holds barred.   ~ ~ ~    Peter Hart was the oral historian at the IWM for 39 years. He has written many books on the Great War.


V Beach 25th April 1915 by Peter Hart

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The British landing on 25 April 1915 at V Beach, Helles was a disaster, a case of over-optimistic planning that presumed everything would go well, and that the Turks wouldn't put up much of a fight! Planning that ignored the strong Turkish defenses. A 'cunning plan' of Baldrick proportions in the River Clyde, which was NOT a landing craft, wasn't p…


Peter Hart - The Royal Army Medical Corps on the Somme

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On Wednesday 9th of February we welcome back to the Poppy Lounge at the Royal British Legion in Hornchurch. Peter Hart, for his presentation covering the work of the RAMC during the Battle of the Somme.  Meeting is 7:30 for an 8pm start. Suggested entrance donation is £3.50.   Please note the map showing location on the WFA website IS NOT that o…


Boy Soldiers of the Great War Revisited by Richard van Emden

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[This wonderful article first appeared in the April 2022 edition of Stand To! It is shared here by way of example of the quality of articles members enjoy in every edition of our journal]. Shortly before my father died in 2002, he had a book published that he had been working on since the late 1970s (it was on the Old French epic The Song of Rol…


'The Butte de Warlencourt' with Peter Hart

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  We welcome Author and Historian Peter Hart to Lewes. Well known among all the Branches Peter will be talking to us about  Butte de Warlencourt, November 1916 and setting the scene on this historic place.  This will be a emotional talk.  We ask for a £5 donation to cover our expenses.  All welcome  Image: The Butte de Warlencourt with memori…


A talk by Peter Hart 'The Evacuation of Helles 1916'

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We are looking forward to welcoming Peter Hart to the branch once again.  He has been a regular speaker for us over many years, and we have missed his visits over the past couple of years. Peter worked as the Oral Historian at the Imperial War Museum between 1981 and 2020.  In that time he interviewed innumerable veterans of both World Wars.  He h…


A talk by Peter Hart 'Somme Success. The Royal Flying Corps and the Battle of the Somme'

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(Image IWM 05153 aircraft approaching the airfield at Baisieux, Somme)   Peter Hart needs little introduction to WFA members.  He has been speaking at branches for over twenty years and has visited us in Canterbury no fewer than nine times. However, he has eighteen talks in his list, so we are only half way through! He is also well known for hi…


“The Evacuation of Helles” - Peter Hart

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The evacuation marked the end of the ill-starred and ill-fated Gallipoli campaign. To those of longstanding members Peter needs no introduction but to those of you who have not heard him before, either at earlier branch meetings, on TV or on any of his numerous pod casts I think I can say that you will find him entertaining informative and incredib…