Editorial Notes

  • Improvements in layout, largely in-house, increasing budget, increasing pages from 16 to 24 pages
  • Communicaton Lines: Letters to the Editor, and letters sent to the Editor mean for other officers of The Western Front Association
  • No advertising in this issue - hopefully in feature editions

Behind The Lines (4) Prisoners at Play: Prisoner of War Troupe with an short explanation of the developing employment of PoWs by the BEF for a range of tasks and purposes and how such postcards came to be produced and sent home to Germany (Peter T. Scott)

The Generals. John Terraine's 1982 WFA Address

  • French
  • Haig
  • Robertson

WFA Poets: Poetry Editor David Patterson

Chairman's Letter by John Giles

  • Spring reflections on the men who served and died, were doing their duty and expected ‘no fuss’.
  • National Army Museum Meeting

New Paths (IV) Records of the Great War at the P.R.O Part II The War Office by Peter T.Scott

Trench Weaponry (4) The Mills Grenade by Peter T.Scott

  • Hill 60 and High Wood from the Air
  • Looking South West over High Wood and London Cemetery

Wings Over Flanders by John Giles

Home Front (4) 220th Brigade by Peter T.Scott

Feeding the Guns (Part VI)  Lt F H MacKay RFA 1916-19 (written in 1928 and now first published)

Cover Story: Diary of the 1st Scots Guards (2nd Guards Brigade Guards Division)

From Contemporary Sources (I) German 1918 Pattern Automatic Pistol-Gun

Reminiscence by Jack Dorgan

  • Taking a prisoner, who had already escaped twice, across the country

Per Ardua Ad Astra (Part II) by Fred Dixon
Explosion of the Ammunition Dump at Brandhoek 27 April 1918

Garrison Library (First World War books reviewed)

  • Ypres 1914-1918 by Les Coate
  • Contemporary Accounts of the First World War by John Simkin
  • Hull to the Somme. The Diary of Pte James Tait, 10th Bn East Yorkshire Regiment
  • Dunbartonshire Men at the Front War Diaries of the 9th Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders by James Forrester
  • Holt’s Battlefield Tours by Tonie and Valmai Holt
  • Armageddon Road. A VCs Diary 1914-1916 by Billy Congreve edited by Terry Norman
  • A Peculiar Kind of Politics: Canada’s Overseas Ministry in the First World War by Desmond Morton
  • Room 40. British Naval Intelligence 1914-18 by Patrick Beesly
  • No Heroes No Cowards by Hawtin Mundy
  • Fire Over England: The German Air Raids of World War I
  • Letters to Veronica Stanley by H H Asquith edited by Michael and Eleanor Brock
  • Fire Power. British Army Weapons and Theories of War 1904-1945 by Shelford Bidwell and Dominick Graham
  • The Eye in the Air. History of Air Observation and Reconnaissance by the Army by Peter Mead
  • Quartered in Hell. The American North Russian Expeditionary Force 1918-1919 by Denis Gordon

Intelligence Summary

  • Military, Naval and Air Records
  • The Special Amateur Commemorative Radio Club at Ypres, broadcasting 9-12 November since 1973
  • Roses for Sir John French’s memorial

A new gallery at the NAM

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Communication Lines (Letters to the Editor)

Campsite at Treux, Somme recommended by Tony Spagnoly

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