• 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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  • Annual Gallipoli Conference 2017

    Annual Gallipoli Conference 2017

    04 Nov 2017 09:30

    Annual Gallipoli Conference & The National Memorial Arboretum Visit 2017   Talks   ‘Heroes, Scapegoats and Sq…

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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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  • WFA Service of Remembrance at the Cenotaph and in the Guards Chapel

    WFA Service of Remembrance at the Cenotaph and in the Guards Chapel

    11 Nov 2017 10:00

    Attendance at the Cenotaph and in the Guards Chapel is open to all Western Front Association members. Those attending …

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  • The Battle of Cambrai, 1917

    The Battle of Cambrai, 1917

    18 Nov 2017 10:00

    ‘The Battle of Cambrai, 1917’   Programme:   10.00 - 10.15am   Welcome and Introduction …

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  • '1918 Revisited: Strategy, Politics,  and the Road to the Armistice' by Prof David Stevenson

    '1918 Revisited: Strategy, Politics, and the Road to the Armistice' by Prof David Stevenson

    06 Dec 2017 17:30

    University of Wolverhampton & Western Front Association Open Public Lecture Series   Wednesday 6th December 2017 …

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  • Western Front Association Spring Conference & AGM 2018

    Western Front Association Spring Conference & AGM 2018

    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 2018

    Seventh Western Front Association President’s Conference 2018

    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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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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  • ‘Aces Falling: War on the Trenches, 1918’ a talk given by Peter Hart

    ‘Aces Falling: War on the Trenches, 1918’ a talk given by Peter Hart

    20 Oct 2017 19:30 Milton Keynes

    This month the Milton Keynes branch welcomes back Peter Hart to give another of his entertaining and informative talks; …

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  • 'First into Jerusalem' a talk by Sam Eedle

    'First into Jerusalem' a talk by Sam Eedle

    20 Oct 2017 19:30 Worcester & Herefordshire

    Sam Eedle will give a presentation on the British Army's arrival into Jerusalem during the First World War.

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  • ‘John Singer Sargent's Gassed And Popular Perceptions Of Blinded Veterans’ a talk by Gary Haines.

    ‘John Singer Sargent's Gassed And Popular Perceptions Of Blinded Veterans’ a talk by Gary Haines.

    20 Oct 2017 20:00 Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire

    Gary Haines investigates the representation of blinded veterans of the First World War in England. Two key works of lite…

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  • ‘The Nivelle Offensive of 1917’ by John G Chester

    ‘The Nivelle Offensive of 1917’ by John G Chester

    21 Oct 2017 14:00 Birmingham

    The Nivelle Offensive started in April 1917 and continued until May 1917. The huge offensive, involving 1.2 million men,…

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  • 'The (Polish) Blue Army on the Western Front, 1917-1918' a talk given by Marcin Hasik.

    'The (Polish) Blue Army on the Western Front, 1917-1918' a talk given by Marcin Hasik.

    21 Oct 2017 14:00 Dublin

    The Polish Blue Army was a military contingent created in France in the latter stages of World War I. The name "Blue" co…

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  • 'Sex & Morale on the Western Front' a presentation by Dr Bruce Cherry

    'Sex & Morale on the Western Front' a presentation by Dr Bruce Cherry

    21 Oct 2017 14:30 Ox & Bucks

    Dr. Bruce Cherry will be giving a presentation on'Sex & Morale on the Western Front'. He is the author of The Didn'…

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  • ‘Daddy what did you do in The Khaki Chums’ and ‘The Development of Uniforms and Equipment of The Great War British Infantryman’ - two talks by Taff Gillingham

    ‘Daddy what did you do in The Khaki Chums’ and ‘The Development of Uniforms and Equipment of The Great War British Infan…

    23 Oct 2017 18:30 Lincoln & North Lincolnshire

    The penultimate season of presentations at the Lincoln branch sees a first when Taff Gillingham pays a visit to Lincoln.…

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  • 'Ypres of Trouble - The RFC at Passchendaele' by Peter Hart

    'Ypres of Trouble - The RFC at Passchendaele' by Peter Hart

    23 Oct 2017 19:15 Northumberland

    Peter Hart will be giving a presentation on the Royal Flying Corps at Passchendaele.

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  • '2nd East Lancs at Aubers Ridge' a talk by Andrew Gill

    '2nd East Lancs at Aubers Ridge' a talk by Andrew Gill

    23 Oct 2017 19:30 Leyland & Central Lancashire

    Andrew Gill will be giving a talk on the 2nd East Lancs at Aubers Ridge. Maps featuring Aubers. Battle of Aubers Ridge.…

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  • 'Monty Moore VC - From Tower Hamlets to Tanganyika' by Marc Thompson

    'Monty Moore VC - From Tower Hamlets to Tanganyika' by Marc Thompson

    23 Oct 2017 20:00 Hampshire & Isle of Wight

    Marc Thompson will be giving a talk about Monty Moore VC.  Monty Moore was 20 years old, and a Second Lieutenant in the…

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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

    27th October 2018 @ 9:00 am - 28th October 2018 @ 5:00 pm The British Commission for Military History (BCMH) and the …

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  • October Branch Events at a glance

    October Branch Events at a glance

    Coming up on Saturday 21 October, there is a talk on the Nivelle Offensive of 1917 at Birmingham branch, while at the sa…

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  • Join our First World War commemorative projects

    Join our First World War commemorative projects

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

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  • Available Now : The Western Front Association 2018 Calendar

    Available Now : 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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  • The Fate of Deborah D51 Mark IV

    The Fate of Deborah D51 Mark IV

    Deborah D51, mark IV tank was uncovered in a field in 1998. She was one of the 476 tanks involved in the Battle of C…

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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 Passche…

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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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Cpl Gilbert P Hamilton, Batt A, 139th FAR, US Army Born 26 October 1898 at Connersville, Indiana, Gilbert was a machinist by trade. He enlisted into the Indiana National Guard (Co B, 4th Infantry) on 4 May 1917 and was sent to Camp Shelby, Missouri, where he was assigned to the 139th FAR. Sent overseas in early October 1918, he died of influenza in …

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20 October 1918 Cpl Gilbert P Hamilton died from influenza on this day
Articles

Articles

Articles on every aspect of the First World War written by experts in their field. All are examples …

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Education

Education

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

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On This Day

On This Day

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

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Book Reviews

Book Reviews

Book Reviews by members

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