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White Heat: The New Warfare 1914

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  The appearance of a new book from our President is always an exciting event and the publications of White Heat is no exception. This volume is his tenth on the subject of the First World War and in it he concentrates on the technological aspects of the conflict. Mr. Terraine contents that 1914 saw a confluence of technological innovation and in…


'The Western Front. A Plea for Understanding' by John Terraine

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John Terraine’s 1983 Address to the Western Front Association. 1984  [This article first appeared in the journal of the Western Front Association, Stand To! No.10 Spring 1984 pp24-27. John Terraine was the first President of The Western Front Association, founded by John Giles in 1980. For much of 1984, John Giles had been unwell which explains th…


021: Winter 1987

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028: Spring 1990

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029: Summer 1990

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038: Summer 1993

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045: January 1996

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056: September 1999

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092: August/September 2011

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The First Tanks at Elveden by David Fletcher

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Drive up the A11, through Suffolk, as if you are heading for Thetford in Norfolk and if you can take your eyes off the road for a moment you will see the massive US Air Force base at Mildenhall, on the left. Then, you will see, sticking up above the trees, the tall War Memorial, commissioned by Lord Iveagh to commemorate those from the three adjace…


Stand To! 1 to 120 Full Contents Listing

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Stand To! 1-120 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…


The Battle of Cambrai - why did it succeed and what went wrong?

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The Battle of Cambrai in November 1917 turned out, for both Britain and Germany, to be a major signpost showing how to break the trench deadlock of the previous three years. The lessons of the operational successes and failures would be digested by both sides over the forthcoming winter. For the British, especially, the battle failed to live up to …


107: October 2016

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9 April 1917 : Gunner Ewart Doodson

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Adoptive parents Tyas Wood (a rug and shawl finisher) and Morrennah (née Jagger) Family, brother James (born 1890, a boot and clog maker) and Lily (a dressmaker’s apprentice) At the 1911 Census, age 12, living at home at 25 Huddersfield Rd, Ravensthorpe (and later of 453 Huddersfield Rd) with his adoptive parents, siblings and a lodger. The dat…


ONLINE : 'Tanks in the 100 Days' with Peter Harris

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Tanks in the 100 Days

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Due to the Present Situation this talk by Peter will be ONLINE 

 

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 Speaker this month --- Peter Harris 

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CANCELLED: June Branch Meeting

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BRANCH MEETING CANCELLED   Along with many others, our branch meeting and talk scheduled for Saturday 21st March has been cancelled. We will keep an eye on the current health situation with regard to future meetings. Apologies to those affected.


CANCELLED - Cambrai, there was more to it than tanks by Ross Beadle

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In view of the Coronavirus situation, the Surrey Branch meetings for March and April have been cancelled. We hope to be able hold the meetings scheduled for later in the year but this will depend upon the situation at the time. Updates will be sent to all members on our email list. Please check this website before coming to any future events.  …


Ypres Salient Tank Memorial unveiled at Poelcapelle 10 October 2009

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This article by Rob Kirk first appeared ten years ago in Bulletin 86 : Feb/March 2010 pp 8 -10. Members receive Bulletin, the member magazine of The Western Front Association, three times a year. It is also available to Digital Members as a PDF.  Ypres Salient Tank Memorial unveiled at Poelcapelle The unveiling of the Tank Memorial at Poelcapell…


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

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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 To…


The Contemptible Little Army, 1914 -1918

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By Alex Saunt   The story of the expansion and development of the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) 1914-1918 and how the Contemptible Little Army became a huge, effective machine.   BEF AND THE START The possible conception: In 1904 King Edward, having decided our pretty frosty relationship with France should be improved, went to Paris with the…


118 : June 2020

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The Tanks at Flers : An Account of the First Use of the Tanks in War at the Battle of Flers-Courcelette, the Somme, 15th September 1916 by Trevor Pidgeon

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Fairmile Books 1995.  Hardback 2 volumes vol 1 contains 257pp with 106b/w and 40 colour illus vol 2 contains 12 trench maps, A2 size.  [This First World War book review first appeared in Stand To! No. 46 April 1996. This magazine, the journal of The Western Front Association is published three times a year. The entire archive of over 118 issues…


G Battalion 1st Tank Brigade at St. Julien on 19 August 1917 by Peter Arscott

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‘Gunfight at St Julien’  Peter Arscott relates the exploits of G Battalion 1st Tank Brigade at St. Julien on 19 August 1917. pp 22-26   [This article first appeared in Stand To ! No.37. Members received three issues of Stand To! - the Journal of The Western Front Association, and Bulletin, or in-house member-magazine a year and acces…