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

'Conscientious Objectors, S.Staffs & Black Country 1916- 1918' with Gerry Barton
16 Mar

'Conscientious Objectors, S.Staffs & Black Country 1916- 1918' with Gerry Barton

Sutton Coldfield Town Hall, King Edward Sq, Sutton Coldfield, B73 6AB
16 Mar 2019 14:00

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…

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'Why the Allies Won the First World War' with Professor Gary Sheffield
05 Apr

'Why the Allies Won the First World War' with Professor Gary Sheffield

Sutton Coldfield Town Hall, King Edward Sq, Sutton Coldfield, B73 6AB
05 Apr 2019 19:30

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 …

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'Folly & Malice, Habsburg Empire, The Balkans, WWI' with Marko Gasic :
20 Apr

'Folly & Malice, Habsburg Empire, The Balkans, WWI' with Marko Gasic :

Sutton Coldfield Town Hall, King Edward Sq, Sutton Coldfield, B73 6AB
20 Apr 2019 14:00

Marko Gasic was born in 1957 at Ilkley in Yorkshire of Serbian descent (his Serbian Royalist father having had to escape from Tito’s Yugoslavia at the end of WWII), and is a renowned broadcaster and a leading commentator on global geopolitics. He studied and graduated in Modern European History at the University of Sussex. In this talk he will be c…

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