Welcome to the Southend on Sea branch of The Western Front Association.

We meet at The Royal Naval Association Building, 73 East Street. Southend, SS2 6LQ on the third Monday of each month at 8.00pm.

Upcoming Branch Events

Verdun - Battles of the Left Bank with Christina Holstien
15 Apr

Verdun - Battles of the Left Bank with Christina Holstien

Royal Naval Association (Southend) , 73-79 East St, Southend-on-Sea, SS2 6LQ
15 Apr 2019 20:00

We are delighted to welcome back to the branch Christina Holstien who is one of our most popular speakers. As those of you who have been to one her talks before will know, she is an expert on all aspects of the Battle of Verdun and has written many guidebooks to the area. Her talk this year will focus on a largely unknown period of the Battle and…

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Roll Of Honour - Schooling & The Great War with Dr. Barry Blades
20 May

Roll Of Honour - Schooling & The Great War with Dr. Barry Blades

Royal Naval Association (Southend) , 73-79 East St, Southend-on-Sea, SS2 6LQ
20 May 2019 20:00

Dr. Barry Blades is a writer and speaker specialising in the history of war and education. For over thirty years, Barry taught History in secondary schools in London and Peterborough and has extensive experience as a senior leadership in education, having been a Associate Headteacher, Ofsted Inspector, Chair of Governors and Trustee of an educatio…

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First War World - The Shaping Of The Modern World with Prof. Gary Sheffield
17 Jun

First War World - The Shaping Of The Modern World with Prof. Gary Sheffield

Royal Naval Association (Southend) , 73-79 East St, Southend-on-Sea, SS2 6LQ
17 Jun 2019 20:00

Sir Max Hastings has described Gary as “One of Britain’s foremost historians of the First World War, insightful, original, and superbly informed’ so I’m delighted that he has agreed to come and talk to the branch. Currently professor of war studies at Wolverhampton University, his academic career started in the Dept of War Studies, Royal Military …

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