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076: April 2006


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The BEF, Human Diseases and Trench Warfare on The Western Front


Introduction The Great War was the first major conflict where the death rate due to the trauma of war (largely inflicted by projectiles such as bullets and shells) was greater than that due to disease; on the Western Front the ratio was 5:1. But no soldier on the Western Front could ever be entirely free from the threat of war diseases in their …

The Battle Against Venereal Disease in Wartime Britain (1914-1918)


The Battle Against Venereal Disease in Wartime Britain (1914-1918) by Emily Payne (This articles first appears in Stand To ! 76 April 2006) Introduction to Venereal Disease in Britain during the First World War The outbreak of war in August 1914 brought about demands upon Britain beyond the military requirements of international conflict. Manpow…

Stand To! No.1 to No.133 Full Contents Listing


Stand To! 1-133 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. 130 – Sex on the Western Front – Dr Bruce Cherry


Dr Bruce Cherry talks about his book on the sex life of the Tommy on the Western Front, They Didn’t Want to Die Virgins: Sex and Morale in the British Army on the Western Front 1914-1918, which was published by Helion and Co in 2016.  Your browser does not support the audio …