• Stand To ! No.123 July 2021

    Stand To ! No.123 July 2021

    The latest issue of the journal of The Western Front Association is out today. There are ten carefully researched and ri…

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  • Deadline Reminder : August 31st is the Deadline for the Colin Hardy Annual Competition

    Deadline Reminder : August 31st is the Deadline for the Colin Hardy Annual Competition

    The annual competition to foster interest and scholarship in the First World War among young people is now open for …

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  • Stereoscope Enhancements July 2021

    Stereoscope Enhancements July 2021

    Stereoscope - being The Western Front Association's collection of stereo images from the Great War now has two important…

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  • Are you a Battlefield Guide to the Western Front ?

    Are you a Battlefield Guide to the Western Front ?

    MA Student Jack Evason who writes: Hi,  I am an MA student at the University of York writing a dissertation about batt…

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  • We've made a great start! Nine schools have registered so far ... come and join us!

    We've made a great start! Nine schools have registered so far ... come and join us!

    Have you registered your school for the Malcolm Doolin Memorial Project for Local History Research yet? http://bit.l…

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  • Two opportunities for your students to show what they know about the First World War

    Two opportunities for your students to show what they know about the First World War

    Two opportunities for your schools students to show what they know about the First World War.  1. The 2021-22 Malco…

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  • The Malcolm Doolin Memorial Award for Local History Research  2021-2022

    The Malcolm Doolin Memorial Award for Local History Research 2021-2022

    An annual year long project – starts 1 September 2021, closes 30 June 2022. Open to primary, secondary and special …

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  • The Roles Animals Played in the First World War Competition

    The Roles Animals Played in the First World War Competition

    This year’s Western Front Association 'Project with Prizes' asks 13-15 year old secondary school students to think …

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  • Virtual Tours - 'Der Schwarze Tag, Amiens, 1918' is now available to view

    Virtual Tours - 'Der Schwarze Tag, Amiens, 1918' is now available to view

    The last of the 'Virtual Tours' commissioned by The Western Front Association is now available to view. The association …

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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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  • 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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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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  • The U Boat Campaign and Experiences 1914-18: Graham Kemp

    The U Boat Campaign and Experiences 1914-18: Graham Kemp

    14 Aug 2021 14:30 Yorkshire

    This presentation begins with essential differences between U-boats and Submarines, as different conceptions of submersi…

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  • ONLINE: “Gallipoli, a foot soldier’s First Battle” - Phil Sutcliffe ZOOM

    ONLINE: “Gallipoli, a foot soldier’s First Battle” - Phil Sutcliffe ZOOM

    21 Aug 2021 14:00 Birmingham

    Email jd@wfa-birmingham.org.uk to attend “Gallipoli, a foot soldier’s First Battle” - Phil Sutcliffe ZOOM Sam Sutcliff…

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  • 'The Conquest of German Togoland, August 1914'.

    'The Conquest of German Togoland, August 1914'.

    21 Aug 2021 14:30 Dublin

    ONLINE LECTURE'The Conquest of German Togoland, August 1914'. By James White. This is an account of Britain’s first v…

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  • 'British cavalry on the Western Front' by Professor Stephen Badsey

    'British cavalry on the Western Front' by Professor Stephen Badsey

    01 Sep 2021 19:30 Cambridgeshire

    In this presentation Professor Stephen Badsey will be giving a detailed account of the cavalry's organisation, developme…

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  • Aubers Ridge 1915

    Aubers Ridge 1915

    05 Sep 2021 14:00 Wiltshire

    The branch intends to resume meetings on Sunday, 5th September 2021 (subject to any restrictions in force at that time).…

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  • The 2nd Leicester’s in Mesopotamia - Nigel Atter

    The 2nd Leicester’s in Mesopotamia - Nigel Atter

    06 Sep 2021 19:00 Lincoln & North Lincolnshire

    Nigel Atter, a self-styled “independent scholar” is an active member of the Leicestershire & Rutland Branch of the W…

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  • Worthless as a weapon of war

    Worthless as a weapon of war

    08 Sep 2021 19:30 Somerset

    Worthless as a weapon of war     Dave Linney a former RAF pilot will talk about the work of RFC / RAF during the Grea…

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  • ONLINE: The Indian Corps on the Western Front

    ONLINE: The Indian Corps on the Western Front

    11 Sep 2021 14:00 Scotland (Tayside)

    Nigel Atter will present a talk on the Indian Corps on the Western Front in 1914 and 1915.  Of particular interest to Sc…

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  • The Half-Shilling Curate - A personal account of faith & war during WW1

    The Half-Shilling Curate - A personal account of faith & war during WW1

    11 Sep 2021 14:30 Yorkshire

    In this talk, Sarah Reay will tell the story of an Army Chaplain from Yorkshire, the speaker's grandfather from Christma…

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  • ONLINE: BALKAN PURGATORY - THE 60TH (LONDON)    Charles Fair

    ONLINE: BALKAN PURGATORY - THE 60TH (LONDON) Charles Fair

    25 Sep 2021 14:00 Birmingham

    BALKAN PURGATORY - THE 60TH (LONDON)    Charles Fair ZOOM/ Branch 1916 was a pivotal year for the British Army. It was …

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  • ONLINE: A fine feat of War: The taking of Mont St Quentin 1918 by Julian Whippy

    ONLINE: A fine feat of War: The taking of Mont St Quentin 1918 by Julian Whippy

    02 Aug 2021 20:00

    The presentation will be live and online. After the Allied successes of 8 August 1918 there was a series of hammer blow…

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  • HYBRID ONLINE/LIVE MEETING: The U Boat Campaign and Experiences 1914-18 by Graham Kemp

    HYBRID ONLINE/LIVE MEETING: The U Boat Campaign and Experiences 1914-18 by Graham Kemp

    14 Aug 2021 14:30

    This is an experimental hybrid meeting which will be 'live' and 'online' at the same time. It will be streamed live into…

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  • ONLINE: The Battle that Saved the BEF: Le Cateau, 26 August 1914 by Dr Spencer Jones

    ONLINE: The Battle that Saved the BEF: Le Cateau, 26 August 1914 by Dr Spencer Jones

    16 Aug 2021 20:00

    The presentation will be live and online.  We welcome back Dr Spencer Jones who will talk to us about one of th…

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  • ONLINE: Secrets and Lies: Operation Llandovery Castle. Moving the Canadian Corps for Battle, August 1918 by Rob Thompson

    ONLINE: Secrets and Lies: Operation Llandovery Castle. Moving the Canadian Corps for Battle, August 1918 by Rob Thompson…

    30 Aug 2021 20:00

    The presentation will be live and online.  The Battle of Amiens began on 8 August, 1918 and was described by Gene…

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  • ONLINE: 'John Terraine as a Military Historian, Revisited' a presentation by Prof Gary Sheffield

    ONLINE: 'John Terraine as a Military Historian, Revisited' a presentation by Prof Gary Sheffield

    13 Sep 2021 20:00

    The presentation will be live and online.  To mark the centenary year of John Terraine's birth, the President of Th…

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  • ONLINE: The Canadian Corps in the Hundred Days: Two talks by Tim Cook and Bill Stewart

    ONLINE: The Canadian Corps in the Hundred Days: Two talks by Tim Cook and Bill Stewart

    27 Sep 2021 20:00

    The presentation will be live and online.  We are delighted that we will be able to bring you two talks - both on t…

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Isaac was a musician in his civilian life. Born in Grant County, Indiana on 9 June 1890. A graduate of the Marion Conservatory of Music, he was a member of the National Military Home Band at the time of his enlistment. After enlisting into the US Regular Army in March 1916, Isaac was trained at Jefferson Barracks before becoming a member of …

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1 August 1918 Cpl Isaac E Holloway
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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