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6th WFA President's Conference : Saturday, 3rd June 2017


6th Western Front Association President's Conference Tally Ho Conference & Banqueting CentrePershore RdBirminghamB5 7RN Saturday, 3rd June 2017 Doors 09.00Start 09.45 until 16.30 'An Army of Brigadiers: British Brigade Commanders at the Battle of Arras 1917' by Trevor Harvey 'Arras 1917 - The Lost Opportunity' by Jim Smithson 'Messines 19…

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7th WFA President’s Conference 'German Spring Offensives' - 2 June 2018


7th WFA President’s Conference 'German Spring Offensives'      Speakers:  Dr. Jonathan Boff: Crown Prince Rupprecht of Bavaria and the German Spring Offensive 1918 Dr. Jim Beach: British Intelligence and the German Spring Offensive.  Dr. Alison Hine: Manpower Issues in early 1918 Chris Baker: The Battle for Flanders: German Defeat on the Lys…

'Elder Road / Hot Lane Shrine' with Dr John Bourne


IMAGES: From 'Researching Staffordshire's Great War Memorial. Available to download > HERE    John Bourne was born in in Burslem.  He attended North Road Primary School and Stanfield Tech. North Road School is opposite the Dog & Partridge pub.  He has therefore been aware of the war memorial attached to its walls for most of his life, but …

Facing Armageddon: The First World War Experienced


By Hugh Cecil and Dr Peter Liddle First published by Leo Cooper in 1996, New edition edition (April 2003) £60 hardback 2003 edition. £10 - £13 second hand. ISBN-10: 1844680029 ISBN-13: 978-1844680023 New Edition 3 November 2016 £16.99 softback or £4.99 Kindle from Pen & Sword Pen & Sword, 936p, Ills, detialed notess & refs, bibl…

'The BEF 1914-1918 – the verdict' by Professor John Bourne BA PhD FRHistS


Professor John Bourne from the University of Wolverhampton joins the branch to talk about the BEF and the lessons learnt by 1918.

'Third time lucky? The 46th Division at Bellenglise, 29th Sept 1918' by Dr John Bourne BA PhD FRHistS


Above: George V inspecting the St Quentin canal after the attack,with the temporary assault bridges in the background. The talk tells the story of the assault by one British division during the "Hundred Days". The 46th was a pre-war territorial division. Mobilised on the outbreak of war in August 1914, they had seen much combat during the interven…

Douglas Haig War Diaries and Letters 1914-1918


ISBN: 0 297 84702 3  HB 550 pages £25.00  Published by Weindenfeld & Nicholson. Edited by Gary Sheffield & John Bourne. No one General has suffered such vilification over the years as Douglas Haig. In this most recent edited version of his famous, some would say infamous diaries the reader at last comes to see the man for what he was, a ma…

Long Long Trail A–winding: Centenary Perspectives on the Great War Editor  Dr Andrew Cromac


Editor  Dr Andrew Cromac The Society of Army Historical Research, Special Publication No.18, £10.00+p&p postage and packing, 173pp, 38 ills, tables and maps. Copies are available from the Honorary Editor, Andrew Cormack ( Invoices will be sent after posting. Please do not send money with your order. PayPal facility is avai…

7 May: The 46th (North Midland) Division and the First World War


The John Terraine Lecture to be delivered by Professor John Bourne. This event will celebrate Prof Bourne’s 70th birthday The talk tells the story of the assault by one British division during the "Hundred Days". The 46th was a pre-war territorial division. Mobilised on the outbreak of war in August 1914, they had seen much combat during the in…

Cancelled: The 46th (North Midland) Division by Prof John Bourne


The 46th Division was the first Territorial formation to deploy to France.  It was sorely used in 1915 and 1916 and restricted thereafter to line-holding duties until its spectacular crossing of the St Quentin Canal on 29 September 1918.  In recent years the division has attracted a lot of attention as part of the BEF’s ‘learning curve’.  This lect…

British Divisional Commanders During the Great War - First Thoughts


[This article first appeared some years ago in 'Gun Fire' edition 29. Although these are not dated, it is likely Gun Fire Issue 29 was published around 1995. All of these magazines are now available to WFA members' via the Member Login. Joining the Western Front Association gives you access not only to the 59 editions of Gun Fire but also to all 11…