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WFA partnership conference: Reflections on the Great War of 1914-1918

WFA partnership conference: Reflections on the Great War of 1914-1918

Northern College proudly presents in partnership with The Western Front Association a Conference to commemorate one hundred years since the start of the First World War

'Reflections on the Great War of 1914-1918'

Wednesday, 12 November 2014, 1.00pm – 5.00pm

Speakers include:

Ritchie Wood – Miners Underground on the Western Front (with a focus on Welsh and Yorkshire miners)
Liza Sentence – Canadian First Nation in World War One (focus on the native Indians)
Rob Thompson – Logistics on the Western Front (how the army was organised)

£10 per ticket which includes light refreshments.

Northern College
Wentworth Castle, Stainborough,
Barnsley S75 3ET.

To book your ticket, please contact Janet Drury on 01226 776006 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

Last Updated ( Sunday, 02 March 2014 16:31 )

 

Butte de Warlencourt restoration update

Butte de Warlencourt restoration update

As expected, work on the restoration of the Butte de Warlencourt stopped over the winter period. The changes made at the end of last year in terms of new walkways, rails etc have been well received, which is good news indeed. When the better weather arrives in the not too distant future, all the new wood and related will be 'timber treated' for preservation purposes.

The oak benches for the Butte should be in our hands in the next two weeks. Shortly thereafter, via the website and e-news, we aim to issue full details of the Butte bench inscription competition which our President, Peter Simkins, has kindly agreed to judge.

All four benches have been sponsored. Again many thanks to Teddy Noyes, Ron and Irene Mitchell of Intona ltd, Michael Brown Solicitors in Dundee and the WFA's own Kent North-west branch. Further sponsorship opportunities are available, please simply contact me for details.

Discussions have started the information boards to be erected on the Butte. All going to plan, these and the benches will be in situ within the next few months. We are also looking at options regarding slightly extending and bringing the car parking area up to scratch. It's all exciting times which will probably lead to a smaller re-dedication ceremony late summer this year with a fuller event planned to be held in 2016.

As spring dawns, we are giving full thought to the clearing of the sides of the Butte of bushes, branches etc. The aim being to bring the Butte back to a 2014 version of 'bald and beautiful' . For various reasons, including operational, health and safety and insurance, it is unlikely however that this major clearance will be carried out by volunteers. We are 100% committed to engaging the membership with the Butte, however, and will look at all future options of doing so.

Bob Paterson

WFA European Officer.

The two photographs below show the area of the car park

 

 

Last Updated ( Sunday, 02 March 2014 15:38 )

The Great War and the Moving Image Conference

The Great War and the Moving Image Conference

Registration is now open for The Great War and the Moving Image conference at the University of Kent on 15-16 April 2014.

An international conference organised by the University of Kent in conjunction with the University of Southampton and in association with the Imperial War Museum and The Western Front Association.

More information can be found on the conference website at http://www.kent.ac.uk/history/events/conferences/greatwar.htmland below is a copy of the conference poster. Please circulate this information among any members of the Western Front Association who might be interested.

 

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Last Updated ( Sunday, 23 February 2014 14:10 )

Pen and Sword have got the Great War covered

Pen and Sword have got the Great War covered

One hundred years on from its outbreak in 1914, public interest in the events of the First World War has never been greater. The history of the Great War has always been at the heart of Pen and Sword, ever since we published our first book 25 years ago; the Barnsley Pals – a study of our two local Pals battalions, and the first in a very popular and ongoing series looking at similar battalions from other areas of the UK.

Since then, Pen and Sword Books has grown enormously, and we now have an unrivalled list of Great War titles which continues to grow in the lead up to the Centenary, covering the tragic yet often glorious events of 'the war to end all wars'.

Pen and Sword really does have the Great War covered! Our comprehensive list of available and forthcoming titles boasts memoirs, biographies and diaries of notable figures and individual men, in the trenches as well as in the air and at sea. The home front is also well documented, with specialist titles looking at subjects such as war espionage, conscientious objectors and the role of women.

Our superb range of battlefield guide books are written by expert authors including Major and Mrs Holt, who were recently presented with the WW1 Centenary Medal for their contribution to Remembrance Tourism, and provide a perfect companion for visitors to the battlefields of the Western Front and beyond, but can similarly be enjoyed by the armchair historian.

By 2018, 100 years on from the Armistice, Pen and Sword will boast close to 1,000 Great War titles in print. Many of our authors are active members of the Western Front Association, with whom Pen and Sword has enjoyed a happy working relationship over the last 25 years.

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Stand To! 100 Bumper edition coming in May 2014

Stand To! 100 Bumper edition coming in May 2014

I wonder if, when John Giles founded the WFA on 11 November 1982, that he had planned for the 100th edition of the association's journal to coincide with the 100th anniversary year of the start of the Great War – the war which The Western Front Association seeks to remember. If he did plan it he was a genius and if not, well, like the most 'successful' generals, he was just lucky!

The 100th edition of Stand To! is due to be published in May 2014, just before the centenary commemorations of the First World War on 4 August.

The coincidence is just too strong to be allowed to let slip. Something 'special' is planned by the WFA to mark this once-in-a-lifetime 'double centenary'.

To mark the occasion a Stand To 'special' - Stand To '100' - will be published – larger than normal and containing up to forty articles over approximately 150 pages plus covers. It will feature thought-provoking articles from leading military historians of the day and quality members' contributions, including reflections on both the magazine's and The Western Front Association's journey from past editors.

It will be an edition members and readers will want to treasure, want to save; something which will make them proud to be a member of the WFA. In short - it will become a collector's item.

Jon Cooksey

Editor, Stand to!

 

(image shows Stand To! No 99 cover)

Last Updated ( Saturday, 28 June 2014 15:01 )


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