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064: April 2002

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Stand To! No.1 to No.123 Full Contents Listing

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Stand To! 1-121 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…


Götterdämerung – June 1919 The End of the German High Seas Fleet by Robin Brodhurst

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The surrender and scuttling of the Kaiser’s High Seas Fleet at Scapa Flow in the Orkney Islands is a perfect example of the folly of war, of man’s inhumanity to man, but also of the ingenuity of the human mind, featuring, as it does, two men who are perhaps archetypal examples of great British eccentricity and thus to be celebrated. Kiel Mutiny:…


115: May 2019

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Ep. 21 – Jutland and the Meaning of Victory – Prof Andrew Lambert

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This recording is of a talk given by Professor Andrew Lambert, King’s College London, to the Antrim and Down WFA branch Somme Conference last October (2016) on the outcomes of the 1916 naval battle at Jutland. This engaging, one hour long special podcast is a talk given by Andrew Lambert in which he explores the controversies around the Battle o…


The air raid on Chatham Drill Hall 3 September 1917

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On 3 September 1917, the Chatham Drill Hall – then a glass roofed building – was being used as a temporary overflow dormitory for sailors and there were 698 men asleep or resting in their hammocks in the Drill Hall. The Drill Hall formed part of the Royal Navy’s HMS Pembroke barracks at Chatham. Above: the main gate to HMS Pembroke thought to ha…


Was Lord Kitchener gay?

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Ever since the publication of the biography entitled ‘Kitchener: Portrait of an Imperialist’ by Philip Magnus in 1958 there have been repeated rumours about Lord Kitchener’s sexuality.[1] The article below by Jeremy Paxman was first published on his website (https://jeremypaxman.co.uk/revelations/was-kitchener-gay) in 2014. Footnotes and photos hav…