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Stand To! No.1 to No.129 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…

Commemorating the attack on Riqueval Bridge : one of the greatest battles fought by the British Army


The attack on the St Quentin Canal was one of the greatest battles ever fought by the British Army. Once taken, on 29 September 1918, the Riqueval Bridge became a vital supply line over the St Quentin Canal for artillery, tanks, trucks and men. Hear about the daring attack by Captain Charlton to take the bridge with nine men. Hear about the as…

Professor Gary Sheffield pays tribute to his predecessor as Honorary President of The Western Front Association, Professor Peter Simkins MBE


  I would like to pay tribute to my predecessor as Honorary President of the Western Front Association, Professor Peter Simkins MBE. Peter has been active in the WFA over many years, latterly in the Cheltenham and Gloucester branch. When Corelli Barnett stepped down, Peter was an obvious choice to succeed him as President of the WFA, as he is on…

One Day Conference : 'To End All Wars? The Aftermath and Legacy of The First World War'


Registration at 09:30am


Professor Gary Sheffield, (University of Wolverhampton, President of The Western Front Association): ‘Hinge of the 20th Century: The Aftermath of the First World War’

Gerry White, (Island of Ireland Trustee, WFA): 'From Gunner to Guerrilla - Tom Barry's Road to Rebellion'


Port Centre, Alexandra Rd, Nor…

CANCELLED 8 April : 'Amateur Soldiering Tradition in Britain and the Empire 1899 to 1945' with Professor Gary Sheffield


Gary Sheffield, Honorary President of The Western Front Association will be speaking at this event on the amateur soldier in the British Arm over five decades: through the South African War, First and Second World Wars.  The organisers say that places will be strictly limited with an entry cost of £8 payable on the door. Please email the organiser…

ONLINE: The Morale and Discipline of British and Anzac troops at Gallipoli


The presentation will be live and online. It will commence at 8.30am (that is not a typo) UK time. The reason for the early start time is to enable this to be broadcast at a reasonable time in Australia and New Zealand. In this talk, Professor Gary Sheffield explores the morale, discipline  and combat motivation of British, Australian and New Ze…

The Armistice Day Commemoration at the Cenotaph, 11 November 2021


The Western Front Association has hosted the ceremony at the Cenotaph on the 11th November each year since 1994.

There is a compilation of photographs from this even here on The Western Front Association YouTube Channel.

The wreath laid by the Chair of The Western Front Association on behalf of our members

Dan Jarvis, MP (left), James Heappey MP (second left) as well as Vice-Admiral Sir Tim Laurence (centre), Professor Gary Sheffield and Nick Bailey.

School children from Eaton House Prep

The schools here are, Left to right: Eaton House prep Morpeth School, Tower Hamlets Oulder Hill School, Rochdale Worthing High School, Sussex Bishop Rawstorne’s C of E Academy, Croston, Lancs The King’s School, Chester

A group representing the Chinese Labour Corps

Actor Nick Bailey reciting ‘In Flanders Fields’ at the Cenotaph on Armistice Day 11 November 2021

The Pipes and Drums of the London Scottish

A piper of the Pipes and Drums of the London Scottish

A contingent from the RAF provided the guard

RAF Guard

Actor Nick Bailey in front of the Cenotaph 11th November 2021

The Pipes and Drums of the London Scottish with guests from Eaton House Prep School




The Fear of Invasion Strategy, Politics, and British War Planning, 1880-1914 By David G. Morgan-Owen


Oxford University Press, £65.00, vi + 250pp, hb, index, notes and refs. ISBN: 978–019–880–519–9 [2022 Prices: £74 Hardback, £25 Paperback, £22 Kindle] [This review first appeared in Stand To! November 2018 Ed. 113 'The Armistice Remembered. Stand To! is the journal of The Western Front Association and is now published four times a year].  Occa…

The Western Front Association is delighted to announce the winners of its inaugural Masters Grant Scheme.


The Western Front Association Masters Grant Scheme is offered to provide postgraduate students the opportunity to enrich their research and thus elevate their dissertation on a First World War topic. This first iteration of the award saw a range of topics proposed. The judging panel, made up of The Western Front Association President Professor…

Desert Campaigns and the Armies of the British Empire, 1914-42


Our January meeting follows its usual format with Professor Gary Sheffield (Thames Valley Branch Member and Honorary President of the WFA) speaking to us on the subject of: Desert Campaigns and the Armies of the British Empire, 1914-42 As always, a meeting not to be missed