Hooge tunnel, Essex farm (and other) drawings (1)

Hooge tunnel, Essex farm (and other) drawings (1)

[This article first appeared in the Yorkshire Branch journal ‘Gun Fire’ Book 53  pp 14 - 23.  The …

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The Somme Film - Some Notes Gun Fire

The Somme Film - Some Notes Gun Fire

[This article first appeared in the Yorkshire Branch journal ‘Gun Fire’ Book 1 1985 pp9 - 15. The …

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The Soldier who never was: An example of a Change of Name in the Late-Victorian Army

The Soldier who never was: An example of a Change of Name in the Late-Victo…

Every student who undertakes research into the personal histories of soldiers who served in the Vict…

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The Man with Two Aliases - the explanation

The Man with Two Aliases - the explanation

I read with great interest the recent 'Trench Lines', especially the articles on hard-to-decipher wr…

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Blair Swannell - Lion at War

Blair Swannell - Lion at War

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

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Bernard Vann VC: Christian Soldier

Bernard Vann VC: Christian Soldier

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

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One of the ‘Forty Thieves’ Identified - Percy Fussell MM – Northampton Saints and the ‘Liverpool Irish’

One of the ‘Forty Thieves’ Identified - Percy Fussell MM – Northampton Sain…

It’s a photograph we had seen before, without perhaps looking at it properly.  An extraordinary imag…

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Olympian and Composer: Frederick Septimus Kelly

Olympian and Composer: Frederick Septimus Kelly

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

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German Memorials on the Western Front

German Memorials on the Western Front

One of the consequences of the German occupation of France during the First World War was that their…

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The loss of HMT Dane

The loss of HMT Dane

Like most youngsters growing up in the 60s and 70s The Great War was a long time ago, and although m…

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Oddities in the Pension Records

Oddities in the Pension Records

Within the Pension Records that The Western Front Association have saved are hundreds of thousands o…

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Stewart McVey: The soldier with TWO aliases

Stewart McVey: The soldier with TWO aliases

One of the many names listed on Le Touret Memorial to the Missing is that of Corporal Stewart McVey.…

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