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Avon The First World War: join the Western Front Association, the premier organisation for study, learning and research into all aspects of The Great War 1914-18, and to understanding more about the phenomenon which shaped the 20th century http://www.westernfrontassociation.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:14:27 +0000 Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management en-gb Branch Summer Recess http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/avon/details/3339.html http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/avon/details/3339.html Venue: /
Category: Wessex Branch
Date: Tue, 01 July 2014 - Thu, 31 July 2014
Time:
Description: There is no Branch Meeting in July]]>
Wessex Branch Fri, 31 Jan 2014 16:39:41 +0000
Summer School: British Art of the First World War http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/avon/details/3330.html http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/avon/details/3330.html Venue: Please see event details for venue /
Category: Other Events
Date: Sat, 26 July 2014 - Sat, 02 August 2014
Time:
Description:

A Summer School at Oxford University (26 July - 2 Aug) on British Art of the First World War.

In case it might be of interest to your members, the link below supplies full details:

 http://www.conted.ox.ac.uk/courses/details.php?id=V350-243

Jan Cox MA
Tutor

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Other Events Thu, 23 Jan 2014 16:54:10 +0000
The First World War in retrospect Conference http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/avon/details/2780.html http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/avon/details/2780.html Venue: Please see event details for venue /
Category: Other Events
Date: Mon, 28 July 2014 - Fri, 01 August 2014
Time: 09:00AM - 11:00AM
Description:

The First World War exerted an impact on British society and upon British relations with Europe, the Dominions, the United States and the emerging Soviet Union which transformed all pre 1914 familiar circumstance. The 1939-45 war notwithstanding, it is the "Great War" which, very largely, shaped today's world. Positive and negative developments, progress and regression, opportunities and pitfalls in national, international and world affairs, can all be identified as rooted in the war and its consequences. With the upcoming centenary of the outbreak of the war there could hardly be a more opportune time for reconsideration of the factors which drew Britain into the war, the degree to which the Armed Forces, the Government and the Nation itself were prepared for what ensued.

There is the extraordinary story of the national response as the crisis evolved, not just in the political and military direction of the war but of the young men transforming themselves into Servicemen and the young women searching for and finding a role to play.

Even in the first few months there were remarkable innovations and extensions of developments hitherto just glimpsed - medical advances, nursing and hospital needs. Then there was the wider use of animals, and the use of film for information and propaganda.

All this and more is to be brought to the delegates at this imaginative conference by a team of talented men and women accustomed to sharing their knowledge and enthusiasm with audiences from a wide-ranging interest in the First World War.

This conference has been planned by Dr Peter Liddle, Conference Director and Colonel Alan Roberts, Military Consultant for like-minded enthusiasts to listen, reflect, network, share knowledge and acquire a fresh perspective.

At Weetwood Hall, University of Leeds.

http://www.weetwood.co.uk/firstworldwar/

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Other Events Thu, 11 Apr 2013 18:58:25 +0000
1914: Unreal Expectations, Flawed Strategy http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/avon/details/3494.html http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/avon/details/3494.html Venue: The Tithe Barn / Durham City
Category: Durham Branch
Date: Wed, 30 July 2014
Time: 07:30PM - 09:30PM
Description: 1914: Unreal Expectations, Flawed Strategies - a talk by Prof. John Derry.

The always excellent Prof. Derry makes a welcome return to the Durham branch. This talk is part of our 1914-2014 centenary programme.

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Durham Branch Tue, 03 Dec 2013 07:59:29 +0000
No Meeting http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/avon/details/2978.html http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/avon/details/2978.html Venue: Berkshire Sports & Social Club / Reading
Category: Thames Valley Branch
Date: Thu, 31 July 2014
Time: 07:30PM - 09:30PM
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Thames Valley Branch Fri, 20 Sep 2013 12:11:11 +0000
1914:Unreal expectations and flawed strategies : John Derry http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/avon/details/3446.html http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/avon/details/3446.html Venue: Royal British Legion (Orpington) / Orpington
Category: Kent (North-West) Branch
Date: Thu, 31 July 2014
Time: 07:30PM - 09:00PM
Description: Professor John Derry returns for his annual masterclass. What were the expectations of the warring nations ? What strategies did they have to win a war ? Professor Derry will examine these questions and show how the length and nature of the subsequent war can be traced back to the initial expectations of each side.]]>
Kent (North-West) Branch Tue, 27 May 2014 20:11:54 +0000
Branch forum http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/avon/details/3207.html http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/avon/details/3207.html Venue: The Annexe at the Church of St Mary the Less / Allerton Bywater
Category: Yorkshire (West Riding) Branch
Date: Sat, 02 August 2014
Time: 01:30PM - 04:00PM
Description:

Short talks from branch members on subjects of interest to them including William Leefe Robinson VC, an update of the Leeds Rifles and, demonstrating the wide range of members' interests, UFOs in the Great War.

 

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Yorkshire (West Riding) Branch Sun, 29 Dec 2013 11:28:56 +0000
The Ashcroft Collection by Michael Naxton http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/avon/details/3340.html http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/avon/details/3340.html Venue: Pimperne Village Hall / Pimperne
Category: Wessex Branch
Date: Sat, 02 August 2014
Time: 02:30PM - 05:00PM
Description:

Lord Ashcroft's collection of VC's and GC's is probably the best assemblage of these venerated decorations anywhere. The Gallery containing the combined collections of Lord Ashcroft and the IWM is a mesmerising source of information on the medals, the deeds and the men and women who gained these esteemed awards. It is with great pleasure we welcome Michael Naxton, Curator of the Ashcroft Collection for a truly absorbing talk on the history and development of this outstanding collection

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Wessex Branch Fri, 31 Jan 2014 16:57:16 +0000
No meeting in August http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/avon/details/2947.html http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/avon/details/2947.html Venue: St. Michael's Church Rooms / Highworth
Category: Wiltshire Branch
Date: Sun, 03 August 2014
Time: 02:30PM - 05:00PM
Description: The branch meetings resume on the first Sunday of September.]]>
Wiltshire Branch Sat, 24 Aug 2013 16:45:44 +0000
"Your Remembrance" - An invitation for members to speak http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/avon/details/3130.html http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/avon/details/3130.html Venue: The King's Own Regimental Museum / Lancaster
Category: Lancashire (North) Branch
Date: Mon, 04 August 2014
Time: 07:30PM
Description: ]]>
Lancashire (North) Branch Sat, 30 Nov 2013 12:39:09 +0000
"Your Remembrance" - An invitation for members to speak http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/avon/details/3131.html http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/avon/details/3131.html Venue: The King's Own Regimental Museum / Lancaster
Category: Lancashire (North) Branch
Date: Mon, 04 August 2014
Time: 07:30PM
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Lancashire (North) Branch Sat, 30 Nov 2013 12:39:10 +0000
Tony Bolton - Mobilization 1914 http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/avon/details/3003.html http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/avon/details/3003.html Venue: Chesterfield Labour Club, Unity House / Chesterfield
Category: Chesterfield
Date: Tue, 05 August 2014
Time: 07:30PM - 09:00PM
Description: Tony Bolton considers how the British mobilized in August 1914.]]>
Chesterfield Mon, 07 Oct 2013 08:34:48 +0000
THERE IS NO AUGUST MEETING http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/avon/details/3262.html http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/avon/details/3262.html Venue: The Poppy Lounge 1st Floor RBL, Legion House / Hornchurch
Category: Essex Branch
Date: Wed, 06 August 2014
Time: 07:30PM - 10:00PM
Description: THERE IS NO AUGUST MEETING.

THE TALKS PROGRAMME RESUMES ON 8TH SEPTEMBER WITH BILL MacCORMICK'S PRESENTATION ON 'THE 56TH (LONDON) DIVISION ON THE FIRST DAY OF THE SOMME']]>
Essex Branch Sat, 04 Jan 2014 16:28:52 +0000
Branch Social http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/avon/details/3386.html http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/avon/details/3386.html Venue: Please see event details for venue /
Category: London Branch
Date: Thu, 07 August 2014
Time: 06:30PM
Description:

Instead of our regular meeting at the UJC in August branch members agreed that an informal social evening would be a good idea.

Therefore we have plumped for the St Christopher's Inn at London Bridge. It is a nice friendly pub with a good food menu and a variety of beers and wines.

The date is 7 August, time 6.30 onwards

Click on the link for directions.

www.stchristopherspub.co.uk

Look forward to seeing you all.

Craig

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London Branch Mon, 03 Mar 2014 13:49:26 +0000
Members Night http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/avon/details/3353.html http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/avon/details/3353.html Venue: Williamson Art Gallery / Birkenhead
Category: Merseyside Branch
Date: Thu, 07 August 2014
Time: 07:30PM - 10:00PM
Description: An evening where members give a short talk on their particular interest. All Welcome]]>
Merseyside Branch Sat, 01 Feb 2014 12:00:16 +0000