• Presidents Conference 'A Reappraisal of 1915'

    Presidents Conference 'A Reappraisal of 1915'

    On 1 May, we will be hosting a 'Virtual' President's Conference.  Up to last year, these were annual events that took…

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  • Annual General Meeting: Important Notice to Members

    Annual General Meeting: Important Notice to Members

    We regret to inform you that the Executive Committee has become aware of significant delays in the distribution of the c…

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  • HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

    HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

    Prof Gary Sheffield, the President of The Western Front Association on behalf of the Trustees and member of the associat…

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  • Virtual Tours - 'The Spring Offensive' is now available to view

    Virtual Tours - 'The Spring Offensive' is now available to view

    The fifth of the Virtual Tours is now available to view. These tours have been organised to enable members to have a 'ba…

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  • Bulletin 119 March 2021

    Bulletin 119 March 2021

    Just out, the member magazine of The Western Front Association. Bulletin. Issue No. 119. March 2021. Front and Back Cov…

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  • Virtual Tours - 'The First Battle of the Scarpe' is now available to view

    Virtual Tours - 'The First Battle of the Scarpe' is now available to view

    The fourth of the Virtual Tours that we are running as a substitute for 'real life' visits the battlefields is now avail…

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  • Stereoscopic images available for members

    Stereoscopic images available for members

    At the back end of last year work started on an ambitious new project to bring 3D photography from the Great War period …

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  • Volunteer help requested

    Volunteer help requested

    The Western Front Association is currently undertaking a number of digital projects which – if they come to fruition – w…

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  • Winterberg Tunnel discovery

    Winterberg Tunnel discovery

    According to a report from the BBC, a ‘lost’ tunnel has been opened up in the Chemin des Dames and “some of the 270 sold…

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  • Calling All Young Historians Aged 16-19

    Calling All Young Historians Aged 16-19

    The Colin Hardy History Memorial Prize 2021 The annual competition to foster interest and scholarship in the First Wo…

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  • Virtual Tours - 'A Lousy Wood on the Somme' is now available to view

    Virtual Tours - 'A Lousy Wood on the Somme' is now available to view

    The third of the Virtual Tours that we are running as a substitute for 'real life' visits the battlefields is now availa…

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  • Virtual Tours - 'The Battle for Scimitar Hill'  is now available to view

    Virtual Tours - 'The Battle for Scimitar Hill' is now available to view

    Members of The Western Front Association will be aware that - in order to beat 'lockdown blues' we have invested in a se…

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Benefits of Membership

The Western Front Association was formed in 1980 with the purpose of furthering interest in the history of the First World War of 1914-1918. We also aim to perpetuate the memory, courage and comradeship of all those who served, on all sides, across all theatres and fronts, on land, at sea and in the air and at home, during the Great War. The Western Front Association is non-political and does not seek to glorify war. For a modest annual subscription, our members receive a wide range of benefits including our regular, high-quality publications Stand To! and Bulletin six times a year, access to the Stand To! archive, Gun Fire Archive, Military Factsheets and Pension Records database. In particular, belonging to The Western Front Association provides you with the opportunity of meeting like-minded people to learn, share, explore and exchange information and knowledge of the First World War in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere.

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  • ONLINE : The work of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and its educational charity

    ONLINE : The work of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and its educational charity

    16 Apr 2021 19:30 Milton Keynes

    ‘Who we are’: The work of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and its educational charity' presented by Michael Chapm…

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  • ONLINE: “ Propaganda & Reportage “  -  MIKE COYLE  - “ ZOOM

    ONLINE: “ Propaganda & Reportage “ - MIKE COYLE - “ ZOOM

    17 Apr 2021 14:00 Birmingham

    17/4 – “ Propaganda & Reportage “  -  MIKE COYLE  - “ ZOOM The way that the war was reported, the people, the event…

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  • ONLINE Zoom Meeting - The Battle of Warsaw, 1920 by Alan Leakey and Branch AGM

    ONLINE Zoom Meeting - The Battle of Warsaw, 1920 by Alan Leakey and Branch AGM

    21 Apr 2021 19:45 Surrey

    The Battle of Warsaw, 1920 by Alan Leakey and Branch AGM Alan’s presentation will follow the branch AGM.  Please note t…

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  • ONLINE : More or Less Alive ... Half dead upon the dole

    ONLINE : More or Less Alive ... Half dead upon the dole

    24 Apr 2021 14:00 Scotland (Tayside)

    More or Less Alive ... half dead upon the dole (Please note altered date) Dr Derek Patrick will give a ZOOM talk on th…

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  • ONLINE : 'They Shoot Spies - the untold story of the first female agents' By Dr Viv Newman

    ONLINE : 'They Shoot Spies - the untold story of the first female agents' By Dr Viv Newman

    24 Apr 2021 14:30 Dublin

    ONLINE LECTURE 'They Shoot Spies - the untold story of the first female agents' by Dr Viv Newman Moving beyond the ste…

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  • ONLINE: "BRAVEST LITTLE STREET IN ENGLAND – Carole Evans ??  ZOOM

    ONLINE: "BRAVEST LITTLE STREET IN ENGLAND – Carole Evans ?? ZOOM

    15 May 2021 14:00 Birmingham

    "BRAVEST LITTLE STREET IN ENGLAND – Carole Evans ??  ZOOM   The Bravest Little Street in England; bringing a town back…

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  • ONLINE : 'Beyond Vimy Ridge: Canadian Corps Operations, 1918' By Rob Thompson

    ONLINE : 'Beyond Vimy Ridge: Canadian Corps Operations, 1918' By Rob Thompson

    15 May 2021 14:30 Dublin

    ONLINE LECTURE 'Beyond Vimy Ridge: Canadian Corps Operations, 1918' By Rob Thompson Rob will take us away from Vimy Ri…

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  • ONLINE :  ‘The Indian Army during the First World War' with Stephen Barker

    ONLINE : ‘The Indian Army during the First World War' with Stephen Barker

    21 May 2021 19:30 Milton Keynes

    ‘The Indian Army during the First World War: An Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry Perspective’.  During 1914-18, the 1st …

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  • ONLINE 'Highland Mountain Brigade at Gallipoli' with Rob Langham

    ONLINE 'Highland Mountain Brigade at Gallipoli' with Rob Langham

    22 May 2021 14:00 Scotland (Tayside)

    Highland Mountain Brigade at Gallipoli Rob Langham will give this ZOOM talk on The Highland Mountain Brigade at Gallipo…

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  • The 46th (North Midland) Division by Prof John Bourne

    The 46th (North Midland) Division by Prof John Bourne

    12 Jun 2021 14:30 Yorkshire

    The 46th Division was the first Territorial formation to deploy to France.  It was sorely used in 1915 and 1916 and rest…

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  • ONLINE: Boer War to World War: Tactics and Training in the British Army 1902 - 1914

    ONLINE: Boer War to World War: Tactics and Training in the British Army 1902 - 1914

    19 Apr 2021 20:00

    The presentation will be live and online. We are delighted to welcome back Dr Spencer Jones for another webinar, when he…

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  • ONLINE: Finding The Lost Battalion

    ONLINE: Finding The Lost Battalion

    26 Apr 2021 20:00

    The presentation will be live and online.  On the evening of October 2nd, 1918, Major Charles W. Whittlesey of the 77th…

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  • ONLINE: A Reappraisal of 1915 - a virtual conference

    ONLINE: A Reappraisal of 1915 - a virtual conference

    01 May 2021 10:00

    The conference will be live and online. It will be held on Saturday 1 May and split into two sessions the first startin…

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  • ONLINE: Breaking the Hindenburg Line - The assault by the 137 (Staffordshire) Brigade on 29 September 1918

    ONLINE: Breaking the Hindenburg Line - The assault by the 137 (Staffordshire) Brigade on 29 September 1918

    03 May 2021 20:00

    The presentation will be live and online.  One of the most iconic photographs of the Great War is that of the Territori…

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  • ONLINE: Culture Clash: British and German Military Innovation at War, 1914-18

    ONLINE: Culture Clash: British and German Military Innovation at War, 1914-18

    10 May 2021 20:00

    The presentation will be live and online.  The Western Front is often considered a theatre of sterile stalemate. In rea…

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  • ONLINE: Lord Fisher, the Baltic and the battle for British Grand Strategy 1914-15

    ONLINE: Lord Fisher, the Baltic and the battle for British Grand Strategy 1914-15

    17 May 2021 20:00

    The presentation will be live and online. Professor Andrew Lambert will talk about Admiral Sir Jacky Fisher's Baltic pl…

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  • ONLINE: Baptism of Fire: The 21st Division at Loos

    ONLINE: Baptism of Fire: The 21st Division at Loos

    24 May 2021 20:00

    The presentation will be live and online.  The units of 21st Division disembarked on French soil between 9 and 12 Septe…

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  • ONLINE: ‘From this point the tourist should go on foot’: experiencing the Somme, 1919-1939.

    ONLINE: ‘From this point the tourist should go on foot’: experiencing the Somme, 1919-1939.

    31 May 2021 20:00

    The presentation will be live and online.  This presentation will be given by Prof Mark Connelly and will look at the m…

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  • ONLINE: Hidden places on French battlefields

    ONLINE: Hidden places on French battlefields

    07 Jun 2021 20:00

    The presentation will be live and online.  Many members will be familiar with the unique photographic exhibitio…

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  • ONLINE: 'The Western Front' by Nick Lloyd

    ONLINE: 'The Western Front' by Nick Lloyd

    21 Jun 2021 20:00

    The presentation will be live and online. Nick Lloyd will talk about his latest book, 'The Western Front', the first of…

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Born at Ossining, New York on 23 November 1893, Edmond (the great-great grandson of ‘Citizen Genêt', the French Ambassador to the United States in the period immediately before the French Revolution) was an ex-US Navy sailor who was serving on the USS Georgia at Vera Cruz shortly before the outbreak of war. Described as a ‘born wanderer', he set…

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Ancestry Pension Records

Ancestry Pension Records

As members of The Western Front Association will know, in 2012 the WFA stepped in to save from destruction over six million pension records of men who served in the Great War. Below are various articl…

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The Latest WWI Podcast

The Latest WWI Podcast

The Western Front Association's podcasts are an eclectic mix of themed interviews with experts in their particular fields which shine a light into areas of the first world war which are sometimes over…

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World War I Book Reviews

World War I Book Reviews

Book Reviews by academics, amateur historians, Western Front Association members and keen readers.

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World War I Articles

World War I Articles

Articles on every aspect of the First World War written by experts in their field. All are examples of the kind of work featured in Stand To!

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