• The mystery of an unknown Major of the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment resolved

    The mystery of an unknown Major of the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment resolved

    David Tattersfield solves the mystery of an unknown Major of the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment buried at La Ville-aux-…

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  • Stand To! Online

    Stand To! Online

    In 1982 a survey went out with Issue. No.5 of Stand To! It asked members what they were interested in. This list of ‘req…

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  • NEWS: David Tattersfield BBC Graves of Unknown Soldiers

    NEWS: David Tattersfield BBC Graves of Unknown Soldiers

    Rededication to Major Alastair Soutar MC La Ville aux Bois 30 May 2018 The usual quiet and peaceful tranquility of th…

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  • READ THE STORY: The 'Unknown Major' no more

    READ THE STORY: The 'Unknown Major' no more

    Researched by David Tattersfield, the Vice Chairman of The Western Front Association, this detective story shows how a c…

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  • REMINDER: Up Coming WFA National and Regional Conferences

    REMINDER: Up Coming WFA National and Regional Conferences

    York : 7 July 2018 York Conference '1918:Towards Victory'   Speakers: Peter Hodgkinson, Tim Gale, David Stevens…

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  • THEATRE: 'Dear Chocolate Soldier' : From 1 June

    THEATRE: 'Dear Chocolate Soldier' : From 1 June

    Over a hundred years ago,  a soldier in the trenches, Edwin Hassall of Leek found a Nestlé chocolate packet in a tr…

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  • BOOK NOW: ‘1918-2018: The End of the War and the Re-Shaping of a Century’

    BOOK NOW: ‘1918-2018: The End of the War and the Re-Shaping of a Century’

    ‘1918-2018: The End of the War and the Re-Shaping of a Century’   This important and unique conference will be taking …

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  • INTERVIEW: Sir Hew Strachan Patron of The Western Front Association

    INTERVIEW: Sir Hew Strachan Patron of The Western Front Association

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  • SPECIAL OFFER: 'Two Sides of the Same Wrong Penny: Gallipoli and the Western Front: A comparison' edited by Michael LoCicero with contributions from Gary Sheffield, Stephen Chambers and others.

    SPECIAL OFFER: 'Two Sides of the Same Wrong Penny: Gallipoli and the Western Front: A comparison' edited by Michael LoCicero with contributions from Gary Sheffield, Stephen Chambers and others.

    Announcing the launch of the Western Front Association / Helion publication: Two Sides of the Same Wrong Penny: Galli…

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  • INTERVIEW: Jon Cooksey, Editor 'Stand To!' for over 10 Years

    INTERVIEW: Jon Cooksey, Editor 'Stand To!' for over 10 Years

    Jon Cooksey talks about his role as the editor of the journal of The Western Front Association 'Stand To!'. Archived …

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  • BUY the Limited Edition mug featuring Sir Douglas Haig's 'Backs to the Wall' Order of 11th April.

    BUY the Limited Edition mug featuring Sir Douglas Haig's 'Backs to the Wall' Order of 11th April.

    To commemorate the 1918 Spring Offensive, the Western Front Association has commissioned a Limited Edition mug feat…

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  • Commemorate the Labour Corps for The Unremembered

    Commemorate the Labour Corps for The Unremembered

    The Unremembered project is a national campaign to remember World War One’s army of workers – the Labour Corps. The L…

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The Western Front Association was formed in 1980 to maintain interest in the period 1914-1918, to perpetuate the memory, courage and comradeship of those on all sides who served their countries in France and Flanders and their own countries during the Great War. It does not seek to glorify war and is non-political. For a modest annual subscription, our members receive a wide range of benefits. In particular, belonging to the WFA provides you with the opportunity of meeting like-minded people to learn, share, explore and exchange information and knowledge in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. You will also receive our regular, high-quality publications Stand To! and Bulletin in total six times a year.

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  • CONFERENCE: The German Offensive and Action leading to the Armistice

    CONFERENCE: The German Offensive and Action leading to the Armistice

    24 Jun 2018 10:30 Cumbria

    The day’s theme ‘The German offensive and Action leading to the Armistice’ is of direct relevance to remembering the cen…

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  • Branch Meeting

    Branch Meeting

    25 Jun 2018 19:00 Leicestershire & Rutland

    Riding high on the successful publication of his recent book on the 8th Lincolns' involvement at the Battle of Loos, the…

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  • Mountains, Mules and Malaria (Salonika) with Alan Wakefield

    Mountains, Mules and Malaria (Salonika) with Alan Wakefield

    25 Jun 2018 19:00 Lincoln & North Lincolnshire

    This talk sheds light on the experiences of British soldiers serving in Macedonia during the First World War. Much use w…

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  • ‘Mounted Troops in Palestine’ with Gareth Davis

    ‘Mounted Troops in Palestine’ with Gareth Davis

    25 Jun 2018 19:30 Hampshire & Isle of Wight

    Gareth Davis  will be giving a talk on  ‘Mounted Troops in Palestine’.   IMAGE: Guerrilla Operations 1918: The 'Imper…

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  • 'Summer break - no meeting planned'

    'Summer break - no meeting planned'

    28 Jun 2018 19:30 Kent (North West)

    No meeting today. The next branch event takes place on Thursday, 26th August 2018 at 19:30.

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  • Dale Hjort: The Battle of the Asiago - June 1918

    Dale Hjort: The Battle of the Asiago - June 1918

    28 Jun 2018 20:00 Thames Valley

    After our Italian allies were overwhelmed at Caporetto in late 1917, an Anglo-French force was sent urgently to their ai…

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  • 'Tales from a War Memorial' a talk on Bovey Tracey War Memorial by Mark Bailey

    'Tales from a War Memorial' a talk on Bovey Tracey War Memorial by Mark Bailey

    29 Jun 2018 19:30 Devon and Cornwall

    Mark Bailey details of those who died in the First World War from Bovey Tracey who are listed on the town War Memorial.

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  • 'Planning the Attack at Amiens' with Charles Messenger

    'Planning the Attack at Amiens' with Charles Messenger

    30 Jun 2018 14:30 Scotland (Tayside)

    Charles Messenger. The overwhelming attack at Amiens marked the start of the 'hundred days' and the 'advance to victory…

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  • 'Territorial Gunners at War' by Terry Dean

    'Territorial Gunners at War' by Terry Dean

    02 Jul 2018 19:30 Lancashire (North)

    Terry is well known to all as the editor of Despatch and an active member of the branch.  This new talk is being given f…

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  • The AEF 1917 -1918 - By Graham Kemp

    The AEF 1917 -1918 - By Graham Kemp

    03 Jul 2018 19:30 Chesterfield

    "American Expeditionary Force" – the story and experiences of the AEF, 1917-18. Graham's talk will cover the training o…

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  • 'Towards Victory' The Western Front Association York Conference 2018 - 7 July 2018

    'Towards Victory' The Western Front Association York Conference 2018 - 7 July 2018

    07 Jul 2018 09:00

    The Annual Western Front Association York Conference   Speakers: Taff Gillingham: Tommies in 1918 Dr Peter Hodgkinso…

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  • ‘The Winning Formula’ The Suffolk Branch Annual WWI Conference

    ‘The Winning Formula’ The Suffolk Branch Annual WWI Conference

    11 Aug 2018 10:00

    ‘The Winning Formula’ will be held at the University of Suffolk in Ipswich Saturday 11th August, starting at 10 am. …

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  • CENTENARY CONFERENCE: 'The End of War and the Reshaping of a Century' : 6 September 1918

    CENTENARY CONFERENCE: 'The End of War and the Reshaping of a Century' : 6 September 1918

    06 Sep 2018 09:30

    ‘The End of the War and The Reshaping of a Century’ 6th - 8th September 2018 As well as The Western Front Association,…

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  • ‘At the Top of the Curve? - The BEF Striding Towards Victory in 1918’

    ‘At the Top of the Curve? - The BEF Striding Towards Victory in 1918’

    08 Sep 2018 09:00

    The Northumberland Regional Conference   Conference Chairman - Professor John Derry   PROGRAMME Colin Buxton (Branc…

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  • 'Journey's End', Ypres 10 October to 12 November 2018

    'Journey's End', Ypres 10 October to 12 November 2018

    10 Oct 2018 19:00

    Acclaimed theatre show Journey’s End returns to Flanders this Autumn, following its hit run last year at Het Kruitmagazi…

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  • Durham Western Front Association 1918 - 2018 First World War Centenary Conference

    Durham Western Front Association 1918 - 2018 First World War Centenary Conference

    13 Oct 2018 09:30

    Durham WFA 1918 - 2018 First World War Centenary Conference Saturday, 13 October 2018.  Subjects and Guest Speakers …

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  • Forgotten Victory 1918 - 27/28 October 2018

    Forgotten Victory 1918 - 27/28 October 2018

    27 Oct 2018 09:00

    27/28 October 2018 Conference Forgotten Victory 1918 The British Commission for Military History (BCMH) and the Wester…

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  • BCMH/WFA CONFERENCE: The Final Campaigns of the First World War

    BCMH/WFA CONFERENCE: The Final Campaigns of the First World War

    27 Oct 2018 09:30

    The British Commission for Military History (BCMH) and the Western Front Association (WFA) are organizing a two day conf…

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Mentioned in Dispatches By Dr Tom Thorpe Podcasts on all aspects of the Great War from the UK's lea…

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Education

Education

The Western Front Association was established to further knowledge of the First World War. In develo…

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World War I Book Reviews

World War I Book Reviews

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