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

From Cambrai To Victory - The Tank Battles Of 1918. A talk by Lt Col Geoffrey Vesey Holt MBE
17 Sep

From Cambrai To Victory - The Tank Battles Of 1918. A talk by Lt Col Geoffrey Vesey Holt MBE

Royal Naval Association (Southend) , 73-79 East St, Southend-on-Sea, SS2 6LQ
17 Sep 2018 20:00

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…

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The Battle Of The Selle - 4th Army Operations, 17-31 Oct 1918. A talk by Dr Peter Hodgkinson
15 Oct

The Battle Of The Selle - 4th Army Operations, 17-31 Oct 1918. A talk by Dr Peter Hodgkinson

Royal Naval Association (Southend) , 73-79 East St, Southend-on-Sea, SS2 6LQ
15 Oct 2018 20:00

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 …

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The Last Battle - Endgame On The Western Front. A talk by Peter Hart

Royal Naval Association (Southend) , 73-79 East St, Southend-on-Sea, SS2 6LQ
19 Nov 2018 20:00

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 …

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