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

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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…


Ep. 63 – Blockade, economic warfare and the use of hunger during the Great War – Sir Hew Strachan

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Sir Hew Strachan, patron of The Western Front Association and Professor of International Relations at the University of St Andrews, delivers a lecture on blockade, economic warfare and the use of starvation during the Great War. This lecture was recorded at The Western Front Association's AGM in London last month. …


Mr Standfast by John Buchan

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Whilst John Buchan was not a combatant in the Great War, he was a significant figure in the nascent business of propaganda. In 1917 Buchan was appointed director the newly created Dept. of Information and subsequently was director of intelligence in the fully-fledged Ministry of Information. Concomitant with undertaking these roles, Buchan wrote Mr…


The Unknown Warrior: A special magazine for members from The Western Front Association

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On the evening of 10 November 1920 a train pulled into Platform 8 of London’s Victoria Station. An honour guard and deep reverence surrounded the arrival of the Unknown Warrior, somebody’s father, somebody’s son, a nameless everyman from the Western Front. The event itself has stirred the imagination ever since. The Warrior’s burial next day at We…


The Mountain War, A Doctor’s Diary of the Italian Campaign 1914 – 1918

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By Dr Isaak A Barash Pen & Sword, 2021 £20.00, 220 pages, photographs and index ISBN 978–1–39909–310–1 [This book review first appeared in the April 2022 issues of Stand To! No.126] There are so few Austrian or Italian memoirs from the Italian Front translated into English that it’s refreshing to find this offering from Pen & Sword de…


How can the lessons of the First World War help us avoid World War III?

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From the Doughboys Foundation. This timely webinar with leading WW1 historians and experts will explore how an understanding of The Great War might help us avoid slipping into a larger and more devastating Third World War.  The panel includes:Sir Hew Strachan: Professor of International Relations at the University of St Andrews and Emeritus Fellow…