Welcome to the Staffs (North) & Cheshire (South) branch of The Western Front Association.

We meet at The Meeting Rooms, 3 Merrial St, Newcastle under Lyme ST5 2AD on the second Monday of each month at 6.30pm for 7.00pm until 9pm. 

Forthcoming 2019 Meetings:

13 May

London Irish Rifles at Loos 1915 by Dr Iain Adams

10 June

June 1919 Der Tag (Our Day) the story of the last men killed in action by Paul Blurton

8 July

Army Veterinary services during the Great War by Dr Graham Winton

 

Upcoming Branch Events

'The Story of the Last Men Killed in Action' a talk by Paul Blurton
10 Jun

'The Story of the Last Men Killed in Action' a talk by Paul Blurton

Meeting Rooms, 3 Merrial Street, Newcastle under Lyme, ST5 2AD
10 Jun 2019 18:30

The main theme of Paul's talk is the actions that contributed to the deaths in action of both Allied and German troops after the Armistice of 11 November 1918. Reference will be made to all theatres of action after 11 November 1918 but will concentrate upon the deployment of the fourteen Allied nations that contributed to the invasion of Russia 19…

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'Army Veterinary Services During The Great War' by Dr Graham Winton

Meeting Rooms, 3 Merrial Street, Newcastle under Lyme, ST5 2AD
08 Jul 2019 18:30

We welcome back Graham Winton for his second visit to the branch. Graham is a retired Principal and part-time tutor with the University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education. He lectured extensively in Britain, the USA, India and South Africa on military/landscape history, in particular, the Anglo-Boer War 1899 - 1902 and First World …

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'Victory or Death! The Italian Front and the Battle of Caporetto' by Dr Spencer Jones
12 Aug

'Victory or Death! The Italian Front and the Battle of Caporetto' by Dr Spencer Jones

Meeting Rooms, 3 Merrial Street, Newcastle under Lyme, ST5 2AD
12 Aug 2019 18:30

The bloody fighting on the Italian Front 1915-17 was some of the worst of the entire First World War. Italian efforts to batter their way through Austrian-Hungarian mountain defences were repulsed time and time again before German intervention in 1917 resulted in a near national disaster at the Battle of Caporetto. This talk explores Italy's war ef…

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