Welcome to the Scotland (Tayside) branch of The Western Front Association. 

We meet at 2.30pm at Glasite Hall, which is adjacent to St Andrew's Church, King Street, Dundee, DD1 2JB. (Bottom of King Street next door to the Wellgate Centre).

 

 

Upcoming Branch Events

'Planning the Attack at Amiens' with Charles Messenger
30 Jun

'Planning the Attack at Amiens' with Charles Messenger

Glasite Hall, King Street, Dundee, DD1 2JB
30 Jun 2018 14:30

Charles Messenger. The overwhelming attack at Amiens marked the start of the 'hundred days' and the 'advance to victory'. A major reason for the success of the attack was meticulous staff work - a measure of how far the BEF had developed since 1914. This talk will examine how the hugely complex operation was planned and implemented in total secrec…

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Film - The Battle of Arras
15 Sep

Film - The Battle of Arras

Glasite Hall, King Street, Dundee, DD1 2JB
15 Sep 2018 14:30

Alastair Fraser The Battle of Arras is the last of the three “great battle pictures” produced by British cameramen in the Great War. It has always languished in the shadow of its much better known cousins The Battle of the Somme and The Battle of the Ancre and did not achieve remotely the same commercial success. However it is a fascinating view o…

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'A Pals Section: Formation, Composition, Deployment and Fate' with Dr Fraser Brown
03 Nov

'A Pals Section: Formation, Composition, Deployment and Fate' with Dr Fraser Brown

Glasite Hall, King Street, Dundee, DD1 2JB
03 Nov 2018 14:30

Dr Fraser Brown The formation and deployment of Pals battalions during the Great War has been discussed many times, but on this occasion the Pals unit studied is best described as a platoon.  This talk will explore the background to the formation of this Section and the claim it had to be thought of as a Pals unit.  It will also look at the deploy…

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