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
Geoffrey Vesey Holt makes a welcome return to the branch to present the third and final part of his trilogy of talks concerning the role of the tank in the First World War. The talk will look at the unique contribution of this revolutionary form of warfare in the final victorious year of the war. It will explore how it was used during battles suc…Event Details
The Battle of the Selle is one of the forgotten battles of the Great War, yet it must be regarded as one of this nations greatest military victories. This talk will reveal how the balance of contributions for all arms would vary from battle to battle. The weather at the Selle denied the BEF intelligence from the air. Fourth Army did not know the …Event Details
By August 1918, the outcome of the Great War was not in doubt: the Allies would win. But what was unclear was how this defeat would play out, would the Germans hold on, prolonging the fighting deep into 1919, with the loss of hundreds of thousands of lives, or could the war be won in 1918? In this talk, Peter Hart will bring to life the dramatic …Event Details