Welcome to the Heart of England branch of The Western Front Association.

We meet on every second Wednesday of each month at 7.30 pm for a 7.45pm start.


2019 Meetings:

9 January 

In Search of the Chums - Researching The Old Contemptibles’ Association  by Andrew Thornton

13 February   

Nothing Spectacular – The Story of a Typical RFC Pilot  by John Dimmock

13 March

Armistice 1918 and After – Local perspectives by Stephen Barker

10 April

Blood on the Sand - the Action at Qatia, April 1916  by Stuart Hadaway

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Upcoming Branch Events

Blood on the Sand - the Action at Qatia, 23rd April 1916 by Stuart Hadaway

Warwick Arms Hotel, High Street, Warwick, CV34 4AT
10 Apr 2019 19:45

A detailed look at the small but important action in the Sinai Desert 23rd April 1916, when a single British cavalry brigade stunted a major Ottoman attack on the crucial Suez Canal, albeit at horrendous cost to themselves. On this day, an Ottoman force intent on attacking the Suez Canal (what Kaiser Wilhelm called the 'jugular vein of the British …

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Warwick Arms Hotel, High Street, Warwick, CV34 4AT
08 May 2019 19:45

Following the branch AGM there will be four short talks given by branch members based on their own research and WW1 interests :- Debbie Coupland - Women on the Western Front Paul Humphries - Fronts, Lines and Trenches - a WW1 Battlefield Companion Peter Huxford - Walter Mitty VC Suzanne Make - Jutland graves in Sweden

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Standing up to the War Office: Women who refused to 'Go home and sit still' by Dr. Viv Newman

Warwick Arms Hotel, High Street, Warwick, CV34 4AT
12 Jun 2019 19:45

In August 1914 a mere 640 women had a clearly defined wartime role. When the eminent surgeon, Dr Elsie Inglis, offered her professional services to the British Army a senior representative of the RAMC riposted, "Dear Lady, go home and sit still". Derived from her book We Also Served: The Forgotten Women of the First World, this talk by Dr Viv Newma…

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