• FREE EVENT: Discovering the First World War in Yorkshire and the Humber

    FREE EVENT: Discovering the First World War in Yorkshire and the Humber

    27 Oct 2017 11:00

    Are you currently involved in a project to commemorate the First World War centenary? Are you considering applying f…

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  • Remembering Passchendaele

    Remembering Passchendaele

    04 Nov 2017 10:00

    Visit the Worcestershire one day event to be held at St Helen’s Church, Worcester on November 4th 2017, commemorating th…

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  • Western Front Association Spring Conference & AGM

    Western Front Association Spring Conference & AGM

    21 Apr 2018 09:30

    At the London offices of Norton Rose Fulbright,  3 More London, Riverside, London SE1 2AQ.   This excellent venue is on…

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  • Seventh Western Front Association President’s Conference

    Seventh Western Front Association President’s Conference

    02 Jun 2018 09:30

    Speakers confirmed are Jonathan Boff, Jim Beach, Alison Hine, Chris Baker plus Gary Sheffield and John Bourne will join …

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  • 1918 - 2018 Centenary Conference

    1918 - 2018 Centenary Conference

    06 Sep 2018 09:30

    ‘The End of the War & The Reshaping of a Century’ 6th - 8th September 2018   Hosted by the Centre for Historical …

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  • Members' Evening and Annual General Meeting 2017

    Members' Evening and Annual General Meeting 2017

    22 Sep 2017 20:00 Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire

    This evening is your evening and it falls into two distinct parts. The first part is the Annual General Meeting at whic…

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  • The Surrey Branch Tour of the 1917 Battlefields

    The Surrey Branch Tour of the 1917 Battlefields

    23 Sep 2017 07:00 Surrey

    The Surrey Branch tour for 2017 will cover the 1917 battlefields of Arras, Messines and Third Ypres. The detailed itiner…

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  • 'Fallen Railwaymen' then 'British POWs' by respectively, Barry Kitchener and Richard Lloyd

    'Fallen Railwaymen' then 'British POWs' by respectively, Barry Kitchener and Richard Lloyd

    23 Sep 2017 13:30 Cumbria

    Two talks to be held at the Cumbria Museum of Military Life, Carlisle Castle.   Barry Kitchener will talk about 'Falle…

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  • ‘Togo Bolesworth - The Best Soldiers in The Leicester Regiment’ by Greg Drozdz

    ‘Togo Bolesworth - The Best Soldiers in The Leicester Regiment’ by Greg Drozdz

    25 Sep 2017 19:00 Leicester & Rutland

    Greg Drozdz will be giving a talk about Togo Bolesworth of the Leicester Regiment. Togo was a local boxer of renown and…

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  • 'The Road to Brest Litovsk' by Richard Whitfield

    'The Road to Brest Litovsk' by Richard Whitfield

    25 Sep 2017 19:15 Northumberland

    Richard Whitfield will give a talk on the events that led up to the Treaty of Brest Litovsk on the Eastern Front.

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  • 'Comparing the Somme 1916 with Arras 1917' by Mike Coyle

    'Comparing the Somme 1916 with Arras 1917' by Mike Coyle

    25 Sep 2017 19:30 Leyland & Central Lancashire

    Both battles, the Somme and Arras, were equally fierce, both with heavy losses, yet 100 years on The Somme lives in our …

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  • 'From the Bullet to Blighty' a talk by Pete Starling

    'From the Bullet to Blighty' a talk by Pete Starling

    25 Sep 2017 20:00 Hampshire & Isle of Wight

    Pete Starling will give a presentation titled 'From Bullet to Blighty'.   Captain Peter Starling meets Martin Freeman …

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  • 'Guns at Passchendaele' a talk given by Peter Hart

    'Guns at Passchendaele' a talk given by Peter Hart

    27 Sep 2017 19:30 Gwent

    Peter Hart, of the Imperial War Museum, will give a talk on the 'Guns of Passchendaele'

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  • ‘The Battle of Nonne Bosschen November 1914’ by Vern Littley

    ‘The Battle of Nonne Bosschen November 1914’ by Vern Littley

    27 Sep 2017 20:00 Lancashire (East)

    Vern Littley will be giving a presentation on The Battle of Nonne Bosschen November 1914.   This battle occurred towar…

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  • 'Lieutenant-Colonel Emile Driant, first hero of Verdun' by Christina Holstein

    'Lieutenant-Colonel Emile Driant, first hero of Verdun' by Christina Holstein

    28 Sep 2017 19:30 Kent (North West)

    Christina Holstein will give a presentation on Lieutenant-Colonel Emile Driant.

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  • Call for Papers: 1918 - 2018  The End of the War & The Reshaping of a Century

    Call for Papers: 1918 - 2018 The End of the War & The Reshaping of a Century

    The University of Wolverhampton in association with the  Western Front Association   International Conference   6th …

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  • Enjoy Stand To! from our First edition to the 50th.

    Enjoy Stand To! from our First edition to the 50th.

    Our archive, open to members, brings a wealth of articles, regular features, book reviews and discussion to you laptop o…

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  • 'Journey's End' to be performed at the Ypres historic Ammunitions Dump 10th October - 12th November 2017

    'Journey's End' to be performed at the Ypres historic Ammunitions Dump 10th October - 12th November 2017

    Western Front Association Members are warmly invited to the classic First World War play 'Journey's End' by Pass…

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  • Deadline for WFA PhD Scholarships approaching fast

    Deadline for WFA PhD Scholarships approaching fast

    These Scholarships are open to any WFA member, who is a registered MPhil/PhD students (full or part-time) at universitie…

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  • Call for Papers

    Call for Papers

    1914-1918-online. International Encyclopedia of the First World War is an English-language online reference work on Worl…

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  • Introducing the First World War Network

    Introducing the First World War Network

    The First World War Network (FWWNetwork) is an exciting new initiative which launched in March 2017 as a supportive and …

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  • Herts at War – A Digital Legacy throughout Hertfordshire - Heritage Lottery Fund news

    Herts at War – A Digital Legacy throughout Hertfordshire - Heritage Lottery Fund news

    Congratulations to Herts at War who received £99,800 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to develop Herts at War – A Di…

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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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Unterjäger Josef Rudolf Rein, Standschützenbaon Dornbirn. Born at Dornbirn, Austria on 18 October 1886, Joseph was a factory worker living at Lustenauerstrasse 13 in the town at the time of the outbreak of war. After being called into service in 1915, he spent much of his war on the Austro-Italian border. Joseph was taken prisoner during the allied advance…

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

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The Western Front Association remembers those who served and died or survived during the First World…

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