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Here come the girls! The women volunteers at the Army Pay Office Woolwich from August to October 1914

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Abstract August 2014 will witness the centenary of the start of the First World War. It is considered that much of the historical aspect will be focused on the all-male fighting army, with little attention being paid to the women's contribution during the course of the war. Yet also in August 1914 the first women to volunteer for the war effort ma…


015: Winter 1985

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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. 178 – Irish Recruitment in World War One – Dr Tim Bowman, Dr Michael Wheatley & Dr William Butler

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Dr Timothy Bowman, a Reader in modern British military history, University of Kent, Dr William Butler, the Head of Military Records, The National Archives, UK and Dr Michael Wheatley, an independent researcher who writes on early twentieth century Irish politics, talk about their latest book, The Disparity of Sacrifice. This book examines the mi…


The King Crater Incident and the Courts Martial : November / December 1916

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The Bantam Division is the stuff of legend. Its correct military designation was 35th Division but it was associated with the eponymous fighting cock because its twelve infantry battalions were composed of short but robust, tough soldiers. They were raised in a blaze of publicity in 1914, embodied as a division in 1915, joined the British Expeditio…


Haig’s Tower of Strength. General Sir Edward Bulfin – Forgotten General by John Powell

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£25, Pen & Sword, 294pp,  37 photographs, 10 maps.  ISBN 1526722607. What a pleasure it is to say that this is a well written biography of a First World War general who had a good war! Edward Bulfin was not well known, save to specialists, until a seminal article by Michael LoCicero in Stemming the Tide (edited by Spencer Jones, Helion: 2013…


Chelsea and the disabled soldier

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At the outbreak of war in 1914 each of the two great military departments, the War Office and the Admiralty, dealt with their own pensions. It was soon clear, however, that this system would be difficult to manage. This was especially so in the case of the War Office who used the Chelsea Hospital to calculate and pay any disability or widows pensio…


The Fear of Invasion Strategy, Politics, and British War Planning, 1880-1914 By David G. Morgan-Owen

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Oxford University Press, £65.00, vi + 250pp, hb, index, notes and refs. ISBN: 978–019–880–519–9 [2022 Prices: £74 Hardback, £25 Paperback, £22 Kindle] [This review first appeared in Stand To! November 2018 Ed. 113 'The Armistice Remembered. Stand To! is the journal of The Western Front Association and is now published four times a year].  Occa…