Artillerymen outside dugouts, Somme 1916. This photograph shows a group of soldiers standing in the entrance to a dugout. Other men are outside, standing beside a washing line with towels on it. A pot is steaming on a brazier made of a tin drum. The cap and collar badges of the men are not distinct but appear to vary, suggesting they are from more than one unit. This rather domestic scene appears well removed from the reality of the trenches at the front. It may have been intended to counter criticism of the campaign by implying that it was better organised than was the case. © Colourised by Tom Marshall at PhotograFix.

Contents of Stand To! No.127 August 2022 

Communication Lines by the editor 

The Camera Returns (108) by Bob Grundy and Steve Wall

‘Missing, No Evidence Available...’ Whatever happened to Fred Eastwood? by Graham J Howie

2nd Lieutenant Joseph Maude, 6th Duke of Wellington’s Regiment – Hero or Villain? by Chris Noble

Britain’s Changing Influence Over the Design, Development and Deployment of Allied Tanks in the Great War by Cameron Ward

‘The Scratch of the Surgeon’s Knife’ John Singer Sargent’s Gassed by Gary Haines

Jackie the Baboon by Dirk Danschutter

Royal Navy Chaplains by Tom Scherb

Wounded Veterans of the First World War The impact of wounds and medical/psychological conditions as recorded in the pension ledgers by Peter Hodgkinson 

Garrison Library

The Battleground Europe Series by Nigel Cave 

Moonlight Massacre: The Night Operation on the Passchendaele Ridge, 2 December 1917 by Michael Locicero

The Commissioners: How two men led the two police forces which became An Garda Siochana, the Civic Guard of the Irish Republic Dublin, Ireland by Paul Smyth.

Keeping the Home Fires Burning: Entertaining the troops at home and abroad during the Great War by Phil Carradice. 

The Approaching Storm: Roosevelt, Wilson, Addams and their clash over America’s Future by Neil Lanctot 

The Meuse Heights to the Armistice by Maarten Otte 

Alexander Paterson: Prison Reformer by Harry Potter 

Asia in Flanders Fields: Indians and Chinese on the Western Front, 1914– 1920 by Dominiek Dendooven

First Anywhere – The Story of the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry 1909–1919 by Philomena Liggins 

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