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067: April 2003


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The Crew of Deborah : Tank D51 at Flesquieres, near Cambrai


One of the more remarkable discoveries in recent years is that of tank D51 ‘Deborah’ at Flesquières, near Cambrai. Prior to its involvement at Cambrai, ‘Deborah’ was in action at Ypres. On 22 August 1917, ‘Deborah’ was commanded by 2/Lt George Ranald Macdonald and was waiting to go into action in the area of Poelcapelle when she was hit by a she...

Articles on Tanks in Stand To 1 to 116 (1981 to 2019)


There are no fewer than 25 articles on tanks featured in Stand To! A popular subject, it has been covered in many different ways, including by 'The Camera Returns' on three occasions and  more than one on 'War Art'. All of these articles can be readily found by Western Front Association Members through their Member Login with access to the Stand...

Iron Clad. The Service of 202081 Pte Frank Reece Beresford, H Bn Tank Corps by Charles Reece Beresford


[This article first appeared in Stand To! No.40 Spring 1994 (pp13-14) The entire archive of Stand To! (up to the last 12 months) is available online for Western Front Association members to browse and download].  Pte Frank Beresford Having been turned down by the Royal Navy on account of 'defective colour vision'. Frank Beresford volunteered fo...

The Camera Returns No.56 by Steve Wall and Bob Grundy


This item first appeared in Stand To! No. 74 September 2005 p.54. All these articles can be enjoyed by WFA Members using their Member Login and then browsing the entire Stand To! Archive of 116 publication.   Taken on a clear October morning in 1918, this fairly well-known photograph, IWM Q7111, [Top Image of Two] shows men of the 20th Bn, Ma...

'Anti-tank warfare' - Graham Cobb


For the last time at the Hornchurch venue for 2024, Branch Member Graham Cobb will present a talk about a specific form of defence that originated in the First World War.  We are all familiar with the introduction of the tank in 1916, but after the initial shock, the German forces developed measures to counter this new weapon. In this talk Graha...