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
PHIL SUTCLIFFE – GALLIPOLI, A FOOT SOLDIER’S FIRST BATTLE” I'll read excerpts from my father's experiences – touching on the poor London childhood that "made" the Tommy, then Summer 1914 and the enlistment fever that saw him join up in September, his terrible and even sometimes terribly funny experiences of the trenches at Gallipoli (Suvla Bay, V …Event Details
HEDLEY MALLOCH – “ THE KILLING OF THE IRON TWELVE” Between October 1914 and February 1915, the village of Iron, Aisne, France, sheltered eleven members of the BEF left behind during the retreat to the Marne. Eventually they were betrayed, and shot by the Germans in Guise Château before being buried in graves they had been forced to dig for themsel…Event Details
– DAVE O’MARA – “ MERRY BLOODY CHRISTMAS” Merry Bloody Christmas – An antidote to the ‘Christmas Truce’ story ... a look at the (sometimes extremely violent) combats on the Western Front between 24th and 26th December 1914 in which over 8,000 soldiers were killed. (A nice, cheerful talk for a December meeting this one!) From the dunes of th…Event Details