Welcome to the Wiltshire branch of the Western Front Association.
Meetings are held on the first Sunday of the month between September and May only.
Meeting at 14.00.
VENUE: Highworth Community Centre, The Dormers, Highworth, Wiltshire SN6 7PQ.
Upcoming Branch Events
To start our 2019/20 season we are delighted to welcome Jack Sheldon and turn our attention to an aspect of the Great War that the branch has not studied for many years - the German Army. Jack will speak on 'The German Defeat and the Myth of The Stab in the Back’. He will discuss the reasons for the rapid collapse of German resistance and project …Event Details
In October we welcome Peter Hodgkinson who will speak to the branch on 'Clearing the Dead 1919-39'. For many years there has been considerable interest in battlefield archaeology. Between the wars, however, a process similar to modern archaeology was carried out to attempt to unearth the missing and bury them properly in IWGC cemeteries. It was a …Event Details
Over the years the branch, on occasions, has strayed far from the Western Front and this month is another example of the focus being given to campaigns in Africa. Branch member James White will speak on ‘The Conquest of German Togoland, August 1914’ a location definitely not covered at any branch meeting in Highworth before! All branch memb…Event Details