For the Fallen - the Commonwealth War Graves Commission in many lands

For the Fallen - the Commonwealth War Graves Commission in many lands

Whilst it is unimaginable for any battlefield tour not to include at least one cemetery, the sad fact is that all too of…

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A Tragedy at Glamis Castle

A Tragedy at Glamis Castle

In 1915 an R.F.C. aeroplane, crewed by two newly-qualified pilots, crashed in the grounds of Glamis Castle in Scotland, …

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The five Apps brothers from Hurst Green

The five Apps brothers from Hurst Green

Many people will know of the sacrifice of the Souls family from Great Rissington recounted in Neil Oliver’s book ‘Not Fo…

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Doc ‘Pete’: A Baltimorean with the Royal Fusiliers, 1917-18

Doc ‘Pete’: A Baltimorean with the Royal Fusiliers, 1917-18

As the US went to war in April 1917 without, tanks, aircraft, heavy artillery, or more than a handful of infantry divisi…

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Military Factsheet number 7

Military Factsheet number 7

The Western Front Association has recently re-published a total of sixteen 'Military Factsheets' originally issued in th…

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News of a unique project - a forensic investigation into the archaeology and history of Hawthorn Crater

News of a unique project - a forensic investigation into the archaeology and history …

A podcast from the team at the Hawthorn Ridge Crater Association  The Hawthorn Redoubt was an formidable defensive po…

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Gordon Shephard – the man who never was?

Gordon Shephard – the man who never was?

My interest in Gordon Shephard stems largely from the fact that his Irish adventures are ignored by the British records1…

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Queen Victoria’s Last VC

Queen Victoria’s Last VC

26 June 2020 marks 120 years since Private Charles Ward delivered a message through a storm of bullets, an action that w…

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The 'Engineering' Scottish Rugby international

The 'Engineering' Scottish Rugby international

George Lamond is one of the many thousands of officers who lost their lives in the Great War. Before his war service, he…

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Placing the Battle of Messines Ridge in context by Peter Simkins

Placing the Battle of Messines Ridge in context by Peter Simkins

This is the Foreward to Ian Passingham's Pillars of Fire. The Battle of Messines Ridge June 1917 by Peter Simkins  F…

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The Mines of Messines

The Mines of Messines

It is, of course, currently impossible to visit the battlefields of the First World War. When the current 'lockdown' con…

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Walter Tull: Pioneering Black Sportsman and Soldier

Walter Tull: Pioneering Black Sportsman and Soldier

Over the years Stand To! editor Jon Cooksey has been involved in co-writing and producing several documentaries for the …

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