Welcome to the London (East) branch of The Western Front Association. 

Our meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of every month. 

 

Upcoming Branch Events

'Notes and Swearies: The Use of Blasphemy and Swearing in the BEF 1914-1918' with Mark Connelly
18 Jul

'Notes and Swearies: The Use of Blasphemy and Swearing in the BEF 1914-1918' with Mark Connelly

Walthamstow Cricket Tennis & Squash Club, 48a Greenway Ave, London. E17 3QN
18 Jul 2019 19:30

Mark Connelly will be giving a talk on 'Notes and Swearies: The Use of Blasphemy and Swearing in the BEF 1914-1918'. Soldiers were renowned for their use of obscenities, and to a lesser extent, blasphemies, during the First World War. As well as peppering their spoken language, it also played a crucial role in many songs which were then adopted by…

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