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036: Winter 1992

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‘Clearing the dead 1919-1929’ with Dr Peter Hodgkinson

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Dr Peter Hodgkinson talks about the huge effort required after the war to try and recover and identify the dead soldiers, and the organisation of the teams that scoured the battlefields and carried out the exhumations.


AGM followed by '1919-an Overview of the Year' by Tony Bolton

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NOTE CHANGE OF DATE THIS MONTH (2nd Tuesday) Born in Moss Side, Manchester in 1951. Tony Joined Holst and Company as a trainee design draughtsman in 1967, retiring after nearly 43 years as Regional Director of Civil Engineering Division of Vinci UK.  A member of the Western Front Association almost from its inception in 1980. Tony is currently Cha…



Plan(s) 1919 - Men Methods and Machines - Alan Leakey

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Plan(s) 1919 - Men , Methods and Machines  Alan will look at the fascinating what if situation of what would have happened had the war continued into 1919 and the plans that were being thought of to defeat the Germans.   WFA and non members alike are equally welcome we ask for a modest £5 donation on the door. There is a bar next door in the soc…


'The White Elephant - The Germans High Seas Fleet and its end in 1919 by Graham Kemp'

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The White Elephant - The German High Seas Fleet and its end in 1919 by Graham Kemp. A new talk by our Branch Chaiman.   Image courtesy of IWM (Q19668)


115: May 2019

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Aftermath: 1918–1924, Years that Shaped the Twentieth Century

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By Graham Berry  Twentieth Century Austin Macauley, £8.99, 206pp, ills. ISBN: 978 1 78693 737 7  Hindsight is a wonderful thing, yet, it is nonetheless tantalising to pose the question: had the leaders of the Great Powers known what they were about to destroy, would they still have embarked on war in 1914? As is clear from the title, this is not …


The German Defeat and the Myth of the Stab in the Back: by WFA Vice-President Dr Jack Sheldon

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The German collapse in the second part of 1918 came with a rapidity that no senior figure on the Allied side had expected. Active planning to continue the war into 1919 was underway, American troops were flooding into Europe in unprecedented numbers and, in preparation for continuing hostilities, factories were churning out weapons, ammunition and …


19th July 1919 Peace Day in Britain

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This article first appeared in Bulletin 114, the internal news and information magazine for members of The Western Front Association. [Available in print or digital formats]. Comprising a military procession that wound its way for seven miles through central London, crossing and re-crossing the Thames, where warships formed a Naval Pageant, alon…