Submarine operations at Gallipoli in 1915

Submarine operations at Gallipoli in 1915

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

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

Ivor Thord-Gray - Mercenary, Spy? Thief? … and CO 11th Northumberland Fusil…

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

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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 N…

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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 artic…

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Mutiny in North Russia 7 July 1919

Mutiny in North Russia 7 July 1919

In the early morning of 7 July 1919, four British Officers were killed by men in their battalion – o…

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A Century Old 'Thank you' : Frederick Clark KIA 21 March 1918

A Century Old 'Thank you' : Frederick Clark KIA 21 March 1918

The events of World War I have burned themselves into the national consciousness - especially during…

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Guillemont, 3 September 1916 Tactics and Insights

Guillemont, 3 September 1916 Tactics and Insights

‘Not a Single Blade of Grass...’ by Sebastian Laudan [This article first appeared in Stand To! No.1…

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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…

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‘A Gallant Duel’ : SS Otaki and the Moewe

‘A Gallant Duel’ : SS Otaki and the Moewe

During the war, the Germans used merchant ‘raider’ ships against Allied shipping. The Moewe (also kn…

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Ministry of Pensions Regional Offices

Ministry of Pensions Regional Offices

After the First World War, the Ministry of Pensions (for a short time) created a number of regional …

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The R38 disaster 24 August 1921

The R38 disaster 24 August 1921

At the start of the war, in contrast to Germany, the British had limited experience of airships. Un…

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The 'fake' French Aristocrat at Etaples

The 'fake' French Aristocrat at Etaples

In the vast expanse of Etaples Military Cemetery are thousands of headstones. Each of these represen…

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