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053: September 1998

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At the Eleventh Hour. Reflections, Hopes and Anxieties at the Closing of the Great War. 1918

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Book Review by Bob Wyatt. This book deals with the Aftermath as it was being experienced by men and women all over the world, and the editors have drawn upon the expertise of scholars to provide a snapshot of the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. Contributions come from a wide range of historians: Bullitt Lowry on negotiati…


074: September 2005

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Remember RAF 100

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Join the Remember RAF100 project and commemorate air service personnel who lost their lives in WW1 2018 marks the centenary of the Royal Air Force. The Remember RAF100 project commemorates those who have died in RAF service with a special focus on the First World War and on British war graves and memorials. The programme is an opportunity fo…


REMINDER: Up Coming WFA National and Regional Conferences

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  Suffolk : 11 August 2018 Suffolk 5th Annual Centenary Conference '1918 The Winning Formula'   Speakers: Peter Simkins, Jack Sheldon and Peter Hart Panel Discussion chaired by Taff Gillingham VENUE: University of Suffolk in Ipswich Purchase Tickets > HERE         Wolverhampton : 6-8 September 2018 WFA/University of Wolverhampt…


The Thing Called 'Armistice' by A S Taylor

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(This article first appears in Stand To! No. 74 September 2005 pp 51-52) Stand To! 72 had just arrived, and as I sat in my office I eagerly ripped open the package to scan it, before putting it away to read in detail when I got home. At that moment a work colleague came in just as the journal was open at the article on the 15 (Service) Battalion D…


`Impact of the economic blockade on Germany AFTER the armistice -- By Graham Kemp

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Impact of the economic blockade on Germany AFTER the armistice and how it led  to WW2. Our speaker will cover the following  The blockade was maintained for eight months after the Armistice in November 1918, into the following year of 1919. According to the New Cambridge Modern History food imports into Germany were controlled by the Allies after …


Further sets of Pension Records saved by The Western Front Association available on Ancestry

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The Western Front Association are pleased to share the excellent news that Ancestry will be making publicly further Pension Records in the lead up to the 11th November 2018.  Ancestry are working hard on the scanning and digitisation of the Pension Record Cards and Ledgers that The Western Front Association saved from destruction. As with the the …


Peace at Last: A Portrait of Armistice Day, 11 November 1918 by Guy Cuthbertson

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Peace at Last: A Portrait of Armistice Day, 11 November 1918 Yale University Press, £18.99, 293pp, hb, ills, notes, further reading. ISBN: 978–030–023–338–4  ‘It wasn’t a peace treaty, but it was peace’, the author says – and that was how the news of the Armistice was received by relieved citizens and soldiers alike. The author’s account covers ev…


The WFA's 2019 Armistice commemoration at the Cenotaph

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Images of The Western Front Association's 25th, 11th November Cenotaph Armistice Commemoration. We are grateful to Jeff Moore for these photographs.  London Scottish Pipers prepare Parade Marshal John Chester (centre with bowler hat) and a group of members and guests    This year, the RAF provided the guard of honour Poppy wreaths fro…


Verdun : Remembrance Sunday 10 November 2019

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Report by Suzanne Make This year I decided to spend a few days over Armistice weekend with friends in Verdun. We took part in two ceremonies. On Remembrance Sunday we stood, side by side with the French and a small German contingency, outside the Ossuary in Verdun. The Eternal Flame had come from the Arc de Triomphe in Paris and was carried care…


Distant Thunder No.3. The Journal of the Irish Branches of The Western Front Association

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Distant Thunder No.3   Contents    Willie Redmond - The Only Isolated Grave? by Trevor Adams  Last Days of the 16th (Irish) Division by Dr Brendan O’Shea  The Notice Board by Gerry White  A ‘Mere Six Weeks’?  Examining the Longevity of Infantry Officers’ Frontline Service During the Great War by Dr Tom Thorpe  Cork’s First Armistice – A …


Ep. 150 – War without End – Prof. Sir Hew Strachan

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Professor Sir Hew Strachan, Patron of The Western Front Association and Professor at University of St Andrews, talks about the social, political and economic consequences of the Great War for the major combatants immediately after the Armistice.