• ‘The Great War: New Songs and Stories’ by folk storytellers Harp and a Monkey

    ‘The Great War: New Songs and Stories’ by folk storytellers Harp and a Monkey

    A small rural church in Cumbria, a disused airfield in Norfolk, an old railway wagon in Sussex, and the winding room o…

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  • WFA PhD Scholarship Programme– student and tutor information and application form for 2018

    WFA PhD Scholarship Programme– student and tutor information and application form for 2018

    WFA PhD Scholarship Programme Student and tutor information and application form for 2018 Overview Applications open o…

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  • WFA Chairman’s Tour – Spring Offensive: 8-11 June 2018

    WFA Chairman’s Tour – Spring Offensive: 8-11 June 2018

    This Tour has been sold out. Please go to the Battle Honours Website for similar events such as this.   WFA Tour Det…

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  • WFA Chairman’s Tour – Advance to Victory – 5-8 October 2018

    WFA Chairman’s Tour – Advance to Victory – 5-8 October 2018

    This Tour has been sold out. Please go to the Battle Honours Website for similar events such as this.   WFA Chairman…

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  • Willie Redmond and the Commemoration of the Centenary of the Battle of Messines

    Willie Redmond and the Commemoration of the Centenary of the Battle of Messines

    June 7th 2017 was the centenary of the Battle of Messines, a battle in which the Catholic and Nationalist 16th(Irish) Di…

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  • The RAF Centenary Anthology 1918-2018

    The RAF Centenary Anthology 1918-2018

    This massive commemorative RAF Centenary Anthology 1918-2018 has been an enormous undertaking. It comprises 650 pages…

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  • Western Front Association Journals Publications Schedule 2018

    Western Front Association Journals Publications Schedule 2018

    Western Front Association Journals Publications Schedule 2018   15 March 2018 Bulletin (110) Stand To! (111) Special…

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  • A Few Copies Remain : The Western Front Association 2018 Calendar

    A Few Copies Remain : The Western Front Association 2018 Calendar

    The Western Front Association 2018 Calendar Bony American Cemetery : October 2018   The WFA 2018 calendar includes …

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  • CALL FOR PAPERS : Forgotten Victory 1918 - 27/28 October 2018  Conference

    CALL FOR PAPERS : Forgotten Victory 1918 - 27/28 October 2018 Conference

    IMAGE : Bernard Adeney 1878-1966 A Mark V Tank Going Into Action   27th October 2018 @ 9:00 am - 28th October 2018 @…

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  • Join the Big Ideas First World War Commemorative Projects

    Join the Big Ideas First World War Commemorative Projects

    Join our First World War commemorative projects to remember hidden stories of the First World War - resources and fund…

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  • The Scanning of Pension Records is underway

    The Scanning of Pension Records is underway

    Members of The Western Front Association will no doubt be pleased to learn that scanning of the Pension Records has comm…

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  • Bulletin 109

    Bulletin 109

    Our member magazine Bulletin just came out.   In this November/December Issue Members get international, national …

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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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  • 'The 5th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment' with Steve Bramley

    'The 5th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment' with Steve Bramley

    19 Feb 2018 19:00 Lincoln & North Lincolnshire

    Steve Bramley will give a presentation on the 5th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment.  This illustrated talk will summaris…

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  • 'Avanti! The Northumberland Fusiliers and the Great War in Italy' with Tony Ball

    'Avanti! The Northumberland Fusiliers and the Great War in Italy' with Tony Ball

    19 Feb 2018 19:30 Tyneside

    Tony Ball will be giving a presentation on the Northumberland Fusiliers.  IMAGE: Troops of the 1/5th Battalion, Northum…

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  • 'The Royal Fusiliers at The Battle of the Somme' - Talk by Jonathan Nicholls

    'The Royal Fusiliers at The Battle of the Somme' - Talk by Jonathan Nicholls

    19 Feb 2018 20:00 Southend on Sea

    After his popular talk to the branch last year about the Battle of Arras, the acclaimed author and battlefield tour guid…

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  • 'The Battle of Arras' with Alistair Fraser

    'The Battle of Arras' with Alistair Fraser

    20 Feb 2018 20:00 Cleveland

    Alastair Fraser will be showing the film of the battle and providing commentary of the detail of the film in a similar v…

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  • 'The Aisne Again. May 1918' with David Blanchard

    'The Aisne Again. May 1918' with David Blanchard

    21 Feb 2018 19:45 Avon

    The Aisne Again. May 1918 by David Blanchard This talk on the events of attack that fell on the British sector of the f…

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  • 'Breaking the Hindenburg Line' with Clive Harris

    'Breaking the Hindenburg Line' with Clive Harris

    21 Feb 2018 19:45 Surrey

    Clive Harris will be giving a presentation on the breaking of the Hindenburg Line by allied forces in September 1918.  T…

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  • 'Father Van Walleghem's Diary. The British Army in Flanders seen through Belgian eyes' by Dominiek Dendooven

    'Father Van Walleghem's Diary. The British Army in Flanders seen through Belgian eyes' by Dominiek Dendooven

    22 Feb 2018 19:30 Kent (North West)

    Dominiek Dendooven of the In Flanders Fields Museum in Ypres will give a talk on Father Van Walleghem's Diary.  READ MO…

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  • 'Gallipoli' with Prof. Gary Sheffield

    'Gallipoli' with Prof. Gary Sheffield

    22 Feb 2018 20:00 Thames Valley

    Prof Gary Sheffield will be giving a new talk entitled:'"All Pretty Well Fed Up and Worn Out"? Morale and Military Effec…

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  • 'The Battles of 4th and 5th Ypres' with Sean Godfrey

    'The Battles of 4th and 5th Ypres' with Sean Godfrey

    26 Feb 2018 19:15 Northumberland

    Sean Godfrey will give a presentation on the Fourth and Fifth Battles of Ypres, 1918.  Read more on the Fourth Battle o…

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  • 'Females Spies of the Great War' with David Humberston

    'Females Spies of the Great War' with David Humberston

    26 Feb 2018 19:30 Leicestershire & Rutland

    David Humberston will give a presentation titled 'Agents in Petticoats - Female Spies of the Great War'.

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  • 'Combat Motivation at Gallipoli' with Professor Gary Sheffield 22 February FREE EVENT

    'Combat Motivation at Gallipoli' with Professor Gary Sheffield 22 February FREE EVENT

    21 Feb 2018 13:00

    Combat Motivation at Gallipoli: A Study in Military Sociology and Military History Professor Gary Sheffield, University…

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  • First World War Research Group 'British Command and Operations in the 100 Days Campaign' 3 March 2018

    First World War Research Group 'British Command and Operations in the 100 Days Campaign' 3 March 2018

    03 Mar 2018 09:00

    First World War Research Group Special Convenor: Professor Peter Simkins Room MH002, Lecture Theatre, Mary Seacole (MH…

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  • 'From No Man's Land to Auxiliary Hospital: The Work of the Royal Army Medical Corps in the First World War' 7 march 2018

    'From No Man's Land to Auxiliary Hospital: The Work of the Royal Army Medical Corps in the First World War' 7 march 2018…

    07 Mar 2018 17:30

    'From No Man's Land to Auxiliary Hospital: The Work of the Royal Army Medical Corps in the First World War'  Dr Jessica…

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  • 'The Indian Army in the First World War' a presentation by Major Gordon Corrigan MBE 8 March 2018

    'The Indian Army in the First World War' a presentation by Major Gordon Corrigan MBE 8 March 2018

    08 Mar 2018 18:00

    The Indian Army in the First World War - Major Gordon Corrigan MBE Thursday 8th March 2018, 6pm A free and open lectur…

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  • Western Front Association Spring Conference & AGM 2018 - 21 April 2018

    Western Front Association Spring Conference & AGM 2018 - 21 April 2018

    21 Apr 2018 09:30

    Programme for the day   9.30am Doors Open Teas/Coffees 10.15am Welcome to the Chairman 10.20am George V in the Gr…

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  • 'Stories, Myths and the Legends of the War' Wolverhampton Study Day 5 May 2018

    'Stories, Myths and the Legends of the War' Wolverhampton Study Day 5 May 2018

    05 May 2018 09:00

    'Stories, Myths and the Legends of the War' Programme still under discussion.    IMAGE: Painting of the The Battle o…

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  • 7th Western Front Association President’s Conference 2018 - 2 June 2018

    7th Western Front Association President’s Conference 2018 - 2 June 2018

    02 Jun 2018 09:30

    Speakers:  Dr. Jonathan Boff: Crown Prince Rupprecht of Bavaria and the German Spring Offensive 1918 Dr. Jim Beach: Br…

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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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  • 1918 - 2018 Centenary Conference - 6 September 1918

    1918 - 2018 Centenary Conference - 6 September 1918

    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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  • ‘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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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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