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

'Twisting the tail of the Dragon-The Zeebrugge Raid April 22/23 1918' with Alan Wakefield
18 Aug

'Twisting the tail of the Dragon-The Zeebrugge Raid April 22/23 1918' with Alan Wakefield

Sutton Coldfield Town Hall, King Edward Sq, Sutton Coldfield, B73 6AB
18 Aug 2018 14:00

Alan Wakefield has made many research visits to the Salonika battlefields and has written a fascinating book on the campaign, with Simon Moody, Under the Devils Eye. Alan is Chairman of the Salonika Campaign Society, and a member of the British Commission for Military History, the Society for Army Historical research, the Western Front Association…

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'Haig, Foch, Pershing and the Battle of St.Mihiel' with Michael O'Brian
15 Sep

'Haig, Foch, Pershing and the Battle of St.Mihiel' with Michael O'Brian

Sutton Coldfield Town Hall, King Edward Sq, Sutton Coldfield, B73 6AB
15 Sep 2018 14:00

St Mihiel is noteworthy because it was the first set piece battle planned by Americans and carried out under American command. This talk by Michael O'Brian will cover the personalities involved; the battle itself and the German analysis of the situation. It remains a controversial event and the issues which arose will be discussed.

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'Everyday life of Corporal Vince Schurhoff' with Dr. Jim Beach
20 Oct

'Everyday life of Corporal Vince Schurhoff' with Dr. Jim Beach

Sutton Coldfield Town Hall, King Edward Sq, Sutton Coldfield, B73 6AB
20 Oct 2018 14:00

Corporal Vince Schürhoff came from a Birmingham business family that was German on his father’s side. He joined the British army in 1914 and served with 16/Warwicks until 1916. He was then seconded to signals intelligence work and later transferred to the Royal Engineers (Signal Service). Employed in a variety of intelligence roles, he was awarded…

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