A Father’s Search

A Father’s Search

For many families of ‘the missing’, the absence of a known grave in the immediate aftermath of the war was unbearable. I…

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RNAS Caldale, Orkney and the loss of two airships

RNAS Caldale, Orkney and the loss of two airships

Situated a couple of miles from Kirkwall on the island of Orkney in the Parish of St. Ola, Royal Naval Air Station Calda…

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Max Immelmann – the ‘Eagle of Lille’

Max Immelmann – the ‘Eagle of Lille’

The first German air ace of the war was Max Immelmann – known as ‘Der Adler von Lille’ – ‘the eagle of Lille’. Over a pe…

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A short and unequal engagement: HMS Strongbow and HMS Mary Rose

A short and unequal engagement: HMS Strongbow and HMS Mary Rose

HMS Mary Rose and HMS Strongbow – two M-class destroyers – were routinely deployed on convoy duties for merchant vessels…

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Submarine operations at Gallipoli

Submarine operations at Gallipoli

When we think about submarine warfare in the First World War, most people’s thoughts turn to the German use of unrestric…

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Ivor Thord-Gray - Mercenary, Spy? Thief? … and CO 11th Northumberland Fusiliers by Peter Hodgkinson

Ivor Thord-Gray - Mercenary, Spy? Thief? … and CO 11th Northumberland Fusiliers by Pe…

Ivor Thord-Gray was a man for whom war (to paraphrase Lord Reith) was ‘in his bones’.  A Swede, born Ivar Thord Hallströ…

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A Royal Navy rating discharged as epileptic and destined for the Asylum

A Royal Navy rating discharged as epileptic and destined for the Asylum

George Henry Howlett was born in Shoreditch the son of George William Howlett, a metal worker from Norfolk, and Alice Ha…

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Stereography in the Great War (in three parts) Part I

Stereography in the Great War (in three parts) Part I

PART ONE  Stereography in the Great War Part I: Paper card manufacturers by Ian Ference [This article first appeared in…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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