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

'Meeting in No Man's Land' with Martin Spafford
17 Jan

'Meeting in No Man's Land' with Martin Spafford

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

Martin Spafford will be giving a talk on an Age Exchange project that brought British and German descendants together to share their family history of the Great War and its legacy across the generations. Martin spent more than twenty years as a history teacher in Leyton, working with young people on a variety of oral history projects. Since retiri…

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‘Nursing and medical care during the First World War and developments since’ with Emily Mayhew
14 Feb

‘Nursing and medical care during the First World War and developments since’ with Emily Mayhew

Walthamstow Cricket Tennis & Squash Club, 48a Greenway Ave, London. E17 3QN
14 Feb 2019 19:15

Emily Mayhew will be giving a talk on ‘Nursing and medical care during the First World War and developments since.'  Dr Emily Mayhew is a military medical historian specialising in the study of severe casualty, its infliction, treatment and long-term outcomes in 20th and 21st century warfare. She is historian in residence in the Department of Bioe…

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'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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