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

Ross Beadle : 2 THERE IS MORE TO CAMBRAI THAN TANKS “
15 Jun

Ross Beadle : 2 THERE IS MORE TO CAMBRAI THAN TANKS “

Sutton Coldfield Town Hall, King Edward Sq, Sutton Coldfield, B73 6AB
15 Jun 2019 16:30

The great incursion by the tanks into the German lines at Cambrai on 20th November 1917 was all but over by 2pm on the first day, eight hours after the attack began (it is no coincidence that this was the longest amount of time a human could bear the conditions inside a tank). Yet the battle lasted 13 days in all. Even without considering brutal fi…

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Giles Penman : PANAMA & THE GREAT WAR, THE PANAMANIAN MEDAL OF SOLIDARITY
20 Jul

Giles Penman : PANAMA & THE GREAT WAR, THE PANAMANIAN MEDAL OF SOLIDARITY

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

Giles Penman : PANAMA & THE GREAT WAR, THE PANAMANIAN MEDAL OF SOLIDARITY

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Dave Wright : “ THE GENESIS OF THE IMPERIAL WAR GRAVES COMMISSION “
17 Aug

Dave Wright : “ THE GENESIS OF THE IMPERIAL WAR GRAVES COMMISSION “

Sutton Coldfield Town Hall, King Edward Sq, Sutton Coldfield, B73 6AB
17 Aug 2019 14:00

Rudyard Kipling referred to the Imperial War Graves Cemeteries as the largest undertaking since the Pharaohs.   It is easy to see these great cemeteries as the logical outcome of the war. Such was far from the case. Looking at the very different memorials of other nations and the resistance the triumph of the Commissions vision is astonishing.  …

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