Contents of Stand To! No. 123

Communication Lines 2-3 

Somme, March 1918: Bridgehead defence and a fateful retreat James Briggs and 2nd Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment by Dr James Wearn 4-6

The Camera Returns (104) by Bob Grundy and Steve Wall 7-9

The Myths of Langemarck by Jack Sheldon 10-13

Where are the Missing Soldiers of the 45th Battalion at Messines Ridge? by Lachlan Newham 14–17

An Iron Imperative: How the Battle of Cambrai speaks to the present day by Alexander Turner 18–23

Stabbed in the Back: The German General Staff and the consequences of economic mismanagement by Dr Pete Edwards 24–28

The Memoirs of a Japanese Nurse on the Western Front (Part II): Hajimeko Takeda’s Notes by a Japanese Nurse Sent to France Translated by Paul Carty & Eiko Araki, edited by Freddy Rottey & Dr Dominiek Dendooven 29–33

The Death Penalty: To coerce or encourage? by Lester Lewis 34–37

Stereography in the Great War (Part II): Glass slide manufacturers by Ian Ference 38–43

The Capture of a Party of Machine Gunners and Bombers of ‘D’ Company 14th Battalion

York and Lancaster Regiment (2nd Barnsley Pals) near Puisieux au Mont, 9 March 1917 by Ian R Scott 44–50

Garrison Library (Book Reviews) 51–56 

Walking Verdun : A Guide to the Battlefield by Christina Holstein (introduced by the author).

The Gallipoli Evacuation by Peter Hart (reviewed by Jim Grundy).

In Which They Served by Richard Cullen (reviewed by Barbara Taylor).

Civilian Specialists at War : Britain's Transport Experts and the First World War by Christopher Phillips (reviewed by Bradley Shoebottom).

Communities of Resistance: Conscience and Dissent in Britain during the First World War by Cyril Pearce (reviewed by Elizabeth Balmer)

Comrades in Conscience: The Story of an English Community's Opposition to the Great War by Cyril Pearce (reviewed by Elizabeth Balmer)

Gunpowder & Glory: The Explosive Life of Frank Brock OBE by Harry Smee and Henry Macrory (reviewed by Michael Lucas)

The King's Men by Neil M Storey (reviewed by Michael Lucas)

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