The Battle of Hill 70

The Battle of Hill 70

The Third Battle of Ypres (commonly, but inaccurately known as ‘Passchendaele’) commenced on 31 July…

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Amongst the First To Fall - Early Casualties of the Royal Flying Corps in August 1914

Amongst the First To Fall - Early Casualties of the Royal Flying Corps in A…

Death was not a stranger to the Royal Flying Corps even before the British Empire commenced hostilit…

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G Battalion 1st Tank Brigade at St. Julien on 19 August 1917 by Peter Arscott

G Battalion 1st Tank Brigade at St. Julien on 19 August 1917 by Peter Arsco…

Peter Arscott relates the exploits of G Battalion 1st Tank Brigade at St. Julien on 19 August 1917. …

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The Yorkshire Landings at Suvla : 25 April 1915

The Yorkshire Landings at Suvla : 25 April 1915

It is often thought that the first time the volunteers raised by Lord Kitchener went into action was…

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The Camera Returns No.26 by Bob Grundy and Steve Wall

The Camera Returns No.26 by Bob Grundy and Steve Wall

[This article first appeared in Stand To! No.44 in September 1995. Members receive the magazine thre…

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David Cohen Former Chairman of The Western Front Association, Gallery Owner and War Art contributor

David Cohen Former Chairman of The Western Front Association, Gallery Owner…

War Art (David Cohen) Introduction Deputy Chairman:  [Stand To 14 Summer 1985] Chairman: [Stand T…

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‘The care of the wounded horse in Northern France' by Fortunino Mantania War Art: No.6

‘The care of the wounded horse in Northern France' by Fortunino Mantania Wa…

[This article first appeared in Stand To! No. 44 September 1995].   Fortunino Matania R.I. was bor…

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“He spent his dear boy’s life for England” - The tragic story of 2/Lt Stewart Ridley

“He spent his dear boy’s life for England” - The tragic story of 2/Lt Stewa…

Engine failure was a persistent hazard for fliers during the Great War, often with fatal consequence…

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Britain's Most Decorated Soldier in the First World War

Britain's Most Decorated Soldier in the First World War

There are many categories and definitions of ‘hero’, but the main thread is associated with physical…

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The Raid on Yarmouth : 3 November 1914

The Raid on Yarmouth : 3 November 1914

The raid took place on 3 November 1914, and was an attack by the Imperial German Navy on the British…

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Man Alive! The case of Stoker Joseph Brown

Man Alive! The case of Stoker Joseph Brown

On 26 July 1917 the obsolete cruiser HMS Ariadne was minelaying in the English Channel, a role for w…

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How to use The Western Front Association's Pension Records to locate naval fatalities

How to use The Western Front Association's Pension Records to locate naval …

In October 2018 the first of the WFA's Pension Records were published by our partners Ancestry. Sinc…

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