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

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We meet at St. Peter's Rooms, Ruddington on the second Friday of every month except for August, when we have a summer break. Meetings start at 7.00pm, with the talk normally from 7.30pm.

Upcoming Branch Events

'Halifax, Nova Scotia - The Town That Died' with Arthur Aston
09 Feb

'Halifax, Nova Scotia - The Town That Died' with Arthur Aston

St Peters Rooms, Ruddington Notts NG11 6HD
09 Feb 2018 19:00

Arthur Aston will give a presentation on the town of Halifax, Nova Scotia in the First World War. Arthur Aston will tell the story of what happened when an ammunition ship exploded with cataclysmic effect across a wide area of the Town. The detonation on 6th December 1917 killing 2,000 and injuring 9,000.

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'Nurse Edith Cavell - Her Arrest, Interrogation and Execution' with Paul Handford
09 Mar

'Nurse Edith Cavell - Her Arrest, Interrogation and Execution' with Paul Handford

St Peters Rooms, Ruddington Notts NG11 6HD
09 Mar 2018 19:00

Paul Handford will give a presentation on Nurse Edith Cavell- her arrest, interrogation and execution.  The talk using rare items and photographs from Paul’s own private collection, looks at her early life and her time in Bruxelles before and during the German occupation. Did the British Authorities do enough to prevent her execution? Was she invo…

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'A Moonlight Massacre - The Night Operation On The Passchendaele Ridge, 2nd December 1917' with Michael LoCicero
13 Apr

'A Moonlight Massacre - The Night Operation On The Passchendaele Ridge, 2nd December 1917' with Michael LoCicero

St Peters Rooms, Ruddington Notts NG11 6HD
13 Apr 2018 19:00

Michael LoCicero will be giving a presentation on the Night Operation on the Passchendaele Ridge, 2nd December 1917. The Third Battle of Ypres was officially terminated by Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig with the opening of the Battle of Cambrai on 20 November 1917. Nevertheless, a comparatively unknown set-piece attack - the only large-scale night…

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