Crossing the Devastated Zone, 1917: Lessons and Consequences for the British Expeditionary Force by Rob Thompson

Crossing the Devastated Zone, 1917: Lessons and Consequences for the British Expediti…

The German withdrawal to the Hindenburg Line, 14 March – 5 April, 1917, is something of a footnote in the study of Great…

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Private Memorials on the Western Front

Private Memorials on the Western Front

In 1999, a member of The Western Front Association, Barrie Thorpe, who was the WFA's memorial's officer produced a book …

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Major Willie Redmond MP

Major Willie Redmond MP

William Hoey Kearney Redmond was born on 13 April 1861 to a Catholic father and a Protestant mother. After leaving schoo…

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Ernest Brooks and the photograph of The 'Forty Thieves'

Ernest Brooks and the photograph of The 'Forty Thieves'

With recent developments in technology, the colourisation of monochrome images from the Great War has come on in leaps a…

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Video: Four veterans remember the Battle of the Somme

Video: Four veterans remember the Battle of the Somme

The documentary below was produced in 1991 and featured four veterans reminiscing about their time on the Somme in 1916.…

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The Kaiser's Battle by Martin Middlebrook - how accurate are the statistics?

The Kaiser's Battle by Martin Middlebrook - how accurate are the statistics?

I am sure that many members of The Western Front Association were introduced to the subject of the Great War by reading …

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Operation Michael, The Thirty Worst and an Advanced Dressing Station

Operation Michael, The Thirty Worst and an Advanced Dressing Station

March 1918 was arguably the most critical month of the First World war for the British and Commonwealth forces in France…

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The Contemptible Little Army, 1914 -1918

The Contemptible Little Army, 1914 -1918

By Alex Saunt   The story of the expansion and development of the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) 1914-1918 and how t…

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Pension Record Cards and Ledgers - how they fitted in to the bigger picture (part 3)

Pension Record Cards and Ledgers - how they fitted in to the bigger picture (part 3)

This is the third of three article intended to show what is available at The National Archives ('TNA') at Kew in the PIN…

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Project ALIAS reveals the man who is listed twice

Project ALIAS reveals the man who is listed twice

As the project to learn more about those men who served in the British Army using a false name continues, various fascin…

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The Chinese Labour Force during the First World War

The Chinese Labour Force during the First World War

Articles      Edition of Stand To !   Behind the Lines (2) Chinese Labour Corps - Weihaiwe…

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A Perspective on the Western Front by an Army Officer from India by Dr. DeWitt C. Ellinwood

A Perspective on the Western Front by an Army Officer from India by Dr. DeWitt C. Ell…

This article first appeared in the January 2020 edition of Stand To! the journal of The Western Front Association. Membe…

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