Mutiny in North Russia 1919

Mutiny in North Russia 1919

In the early morning of 7 July 1919, four British Officers were killed by men in their battalion – one further officer s…

Read More
A Century Old 'Thank you'

A Century Old 'Thank you'

The events of World War I have burned themselves into the national consciousness - especially during the past four years…

Read More
Guillemont, 3 September 1916 Tactics and Insights by Sebastian Laudan.

Guillemont, 3 September 1916 Tactics and Insights by Sebastian Laudan.

‘Not a Single Blade of Grass...’ by Sebastian Laudan [This article first appeared in Stand To! No.106 July 2016 Special…

Read More
The George Cecil Memorial at Villers-Cotterets by Michael Aidin

The George Cecil Memorial at Villers-Cotterets by Michael Aidin

[This article first featured in Stand To! No.74 September 2005 pp 35-36. Some additional images have been added]. The…

Read More
‘A gallant duel’ - SS Otaki and the Moewe

‘A gallant duel’ - SS Otaki and the Moewe

During the war, the Germans used merchant ‘raider’ ships against Allied shipping. The Moewe (also known as Mowe) previou…

Read More
The R38 disaster

The R38 disaster

At the start of the war, in contrast to Germany, the British had limited experience of airships. Under the Royal Naval …

Read More
The 'fake' French Aristocrat at Etaples

The 'fake' French Aristocrat at Etaples

In the vast expanse of Etaples Military Cemetery are thousands of headstones. Each of these represents the last resting …

Read More
The Low Moor Munitions Factory Explosion

The Low Moor Munitions Factory Explosion

Monday, August 21 in 1916 was a fine and sunny day, but would be remembered in the area of Low Moor - which is a small t…

Read More
Using the RFC to unlock the workings of widow’s pensions

Using the RFC to unlock the workings of widow’s pensions

It was only in early 1915, 6 months in to the war, that the War Office began paying pensions to the widows of those sold…

Read More
The Baralong Incident

The Baralong Incident

The Baralong was a 'three island' tramp steamer built in 1901 by Armstrong & Whitworth. She was requisitioned by the…

Read More
The Camera Returns No.7 by Bob Grundy and Steve Wall

The Camera Returns No.7 by Bob Grundy and Steve Wall

[This edition of The Camera Return was originally published in Stand To! No.29 in the Spring of 1989. Bob and Steve had …

Read More
Cecil Patrick Healy: the only Australian Olympic Gold medalist to die in war

Cecil Patrick Healy: the only Australian Olympic Gold medalist to die in war

Cecil Patrick Healy - the only Australian Olympic Gold medalist to die in war – was a prominent figure in the swimming w…

Read More