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

<title to be confirmed> with Jonathan Swan

Walthamstow Cricket Tennis & Squash Club, 48a Greenway Ave, London. E17 3QN
19 Mar 2020 19:30

Jonathan Swan has been a magistrate in East London for eighteen years, serving as chairman in the adult and youth courts. He is the author of Chelmsford in the Great War, published by Pen & Sword, and has written a number of articles on the history of the magistracy.

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“Elsie And Mairi Go to  War” with Diane Atkinson
16 Apr

“Elsie And Mairi Go to War” with Diane Atkinson

Walthamstow Cricket Tennis & Squash Club, 48a Greenway Ave, London. E17 3QN
16 Apr 2020 19:30

From the cover of Diane Atkinson's book, "Elsie and Mairi Go to War: Two Extraordinary Women on the Western Front": Elsie Knocker and Mairi Chisolm were the two most famous women of the First World War. They met at a motorcycle club in Bournemouth and when war broke out they roared off to London to 'do their bit'. Within a month they were on the …

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“The Stomach for Fighting: Food and the Soldiers of The Great War” with Rachel Duffett
21 May

“The Stomach for Fighting: Food and the Soldiers of The Great War” with Rachel Duffett

Walthamstow Cricket Tennis & Squash Club, 48a Greenway Ave, London. E17 3QN
21 May 2020 19:30

From the cover of Rachel Duffett's book, "The Stomach for Fighting: Food and the Soldiers of the Great War": Food is critical to military performance, but it's also central to social interaction and fundamental to our sense of identity. The soldiers of the Great War didn't shed their eating preferences with their civilian clothes and the army rati…

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