• Historians Do Drink Conference: Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig and the Allied Victory of 1918

    Historians Do Drink Conference: Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig and the Allied Victory of 1918

    Five speakers will consider the role played in the Allied Victory of 1918 by Sir Douglas Haig.  DETAILS HERE > Histo…

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  • Motherhood, Loss and the First World War

    Motherhood, Loss and the First World War

    Motherhood, Loss and the First World War acknowledges the universality of bereavement as the defining experience…

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  • The Unremembered: World War One’s Army of Workers

    The Unremembered: World War One’s Army of Workers

    The Unremembered commemorates World War One’s army of workers – the Labour Corps. These were labourers who did not bea…

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  • Remember RAF100

    Remember RAF100

    Remember RAF100 marks the formation of the RAF 100 years ago and commemorates air service personnel who lost their liv…

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  • NEW BRANDED ITEM: Special Edition Western Front Association Coaster

    NEW BRANDED ITEM: Special Edition Western Front Association Coaster

    Special Edition WFA Coaster To commemorate the Hundred Days Offensive of 1918, the Western Front Association has comm…

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  • ACCESSING ARCHIVES: A STUDY DAY FOR FIRST WORLD WAR COMMUNITY HERITAGE RESEARCHERS : 21 September

    ACCESSING ARCHIVES: A STUDY DAY FOR FIRST WORLD WAR COMMUNITY HERITAGE RESEARCHERS : 21 September

    Friday 21st September 2018, 10am - 4pm  Institute of His…

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  • Read Stand To! 109 The July 2017 Paschendaele Special Online

    Read Stand To! 109 The July 2017 Paschendaele Special Online

    Members may now read Stand To! 109 Online, along with all other issues of Stand To! 1 to 108   There are over sixteen …

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  • Changes to Heritage Lottery Fund Grant Making

    Changes to Heritage Lottery Fund Grant Making

    CHANGES TO HERITAGE LOTTERY FUND GRANT MAKING …

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  • In the Footsteps of the Fallen: From Paris to London via the Western Front

    In the Footsteps of the Fallen: From Paris to London via the Western Front

    By Lizzie Rosewell In atmospheric foggy conditions I threaded my way through the area north of Beaumont Hamel, via Re…

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  • Internationale Conference: 'To End All Wars ?' 22 to 25 August

    Internationale Conference: 'To End All Wars ?' 22 to 25 August

    In August In Flanders Fields Museum and CEGESOMA is organising the international conference 'To End All Wars ?' : Geop…

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  • 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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  • 'The End in SIght' by Colin Halton

    'The End in SIght' by Colin Halton

    20 Aug 2018 19:30 Tyneside

    Colin Halton will be giving a talk on the final weeks of the First World War.

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  • 'Impressive in its Futility: The Case of the German High Seas Fleet' by Professor John Derry

    'Impressive in its Futility: The Case of the German High Seas Fleet' by Professor John Derry

    30 Aug 2018 19:30 Kent (North West)

    Professor John Derry will be giving a talk on the German High Seas Fleet. One of the reasons for growing Anglo-German a…

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  • Steve and Nancy Binks on their Pilgrimage to visit all British and Commonwealth Graves on the Western Front

    Steve and Nancy Binks on their Pilgrimage to visit all British and Commonwealth Graves on the Western Front

    01 Sep 2018 13:30 Wales (North)

    Steve Binks will update the branch on where they have go to and the interesting facts they have discovered.  Darryl Por…

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  • The Forgotten Legion - Britain's First World War Widows by Andrea Hetherington

    The Forgotten Legion - Britain's First World War Widows by Andrea Hetherington

    01 Sep 2018 13:30 Yorkshire (West Riding)

    Married soldiers contributed 28% of those killed in WW1 yet the lives of the 200,000 widows has been largely neglected u…

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  • Jeremy Banning and The Canadian Corps during the Last Hundered Days

    Jeremy Banning and The Canadian Corps during the Last Hundered Days

    01 Sep 2018 14:30 Wessex

    Jeremy Banning makes a very welcome return to the branch with his latest talk on the "Canadian Corps in the Last Hundred…

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  • 'The Aisne Again: May 1918- the essence of Blitzkrieg' by David Blanchard

    'The Aisne Again: May 1918- the essence of Blitzkrieg' by David Blanchard

    03 Sep 2018 19:30 Lancashire (North)

    David Blanchard 'The Aisne Again: May 1918- the essence of blitzkrieg’   2018 marks the centenary of the Aisne Battle …

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  • The Great Escape - Nottingham - September 1917 - by John Beech

    The Great Escape - Nottingham - September 1917 - by John Beech

    04 Sep 2018 19:30 Chesterfield

    John Beech. John needs no introduction to Chesterfield members as he rarely misses a meeting.  In September 1917 a group…

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  • 'The formation and operations of the RAF in 1918' with Stuart Hadaway

    'The formation and operations of the RAF in 1918' with Stuart Hadaway

    04 Sep 2018 19:30 Norfolk

    Stuart Hadaway will be giving a presentation on the formation and operations of the Royal Air Force in 1918.

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  • "Battle of the Sambre" by Derek Clayton

    "Battle of the Sambre" by Derek Clayton

    05 Sep 2018 19:30 Cambridgeshire

    Derek Clayton will be giving a presentation on the Battle of the Sambre in November 1918 which will examine the events s…

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  • 'He's a Lumberjack and he's OK - the Canadians in the First World War' with Rob Thompson

    'He's a Lumberjack and he's OK - the Canadians in the First World War' with Rob Thompson

    07 Sep 2018 19:30 Wales (South)

    Rob Thompson will be giving a talk on the role the Canadians played in the First World War. Rob Thompon is a military h…

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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 Associatio…

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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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  • 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 organising a two day conf…

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  • An 'Historians Do Drink' Conference

    An 'Historians Do Drink' Conference

    24 Nov 2018 09:00

    The purpose of this conference is to encourage consideration of the role of Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig in the Allied…

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Acting Major Okill Massey Learmonth Acting Major Okill Massey Learmonth   Acting Major Okill Massey Learmonth Okill Learmonth was bro in Quebec City, Canada 20 February 1894. Okill was working in the Treasury Department in Quebec when he enlisted as a private in the Canadian Expeditionary Force in 1914. In 1916 he was commis…

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19 August 1917 Acting Major Okill Massey Learmonth was killed in action on this day
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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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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

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