Welcome to the Birmingham branch.
We meet at Sutton Coldfield Town Hall, King Edward Sq, Sutton Coldfield, B73 6AB on the third Saturday of every month at 2.00pm.
We have our own website: The Western Front Association (Birmingham Branch) where you will find the programme of events, contacts, newsletter and branch business.
Upcoming Branch Events
'Escapers All'. The stories of the Officers and Other Ranks who escaped from German captivity 1914/1918. The talk will provide some background to the conditions in captivity for both officers and men, but it will concentrate on the preparation and planning of escapes, the 'escaping experience' and the consequences of failure. Some officers publis…Event Details
The Military Service Act 1916 introduced conscription for the first time and provided an appeal process for those claiming exemption. In 1921, the Government ordered the appeal tribunal papers to be destroyed, but in 2014, large quantities were found in the Stafford Record Office. This talk is based on our book Who Does Want To Kill Anyone?, wr…Event Details
Why the Allies Won the First World War Gary Sheffield need little introduction to members of the WFA, historians and all those interested in the First World War. AS Professor of War Studies at the University of Wolverhampton he has , along with the department of war studied at Birmingham, been central to the stimulation of interest and research …Event Details