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20 August 1897 Cpl / Flt.Cdt John Arthur Wilson MM: Durham Light Infantry, Machine Gun Corps, Royal Air Force

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As a boy, after Sunday lunch, I recall sitting on my grandfather's knee and he would start off with the line ‘have I told you about the time ...' and he'd then add, ‘.... we were gassed' or '.... we took a German prisoner' or '..... I was transferred to the Royal Flying Corps'. Perhaps this started my interest in history. In his 96th year Jack ret…


The Surrey Branch Tour of the 1917 Battlefields

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The Surrey Branch tour for 2017 will cover the 1917 battlefields of Arras, Messines and Third Ypres. The detailed itinerary is as follows: Saturday September 23rd The luxury coach departs from Reigate College (where there is secure free car parking) at 07:00 and we cross to the battlefield via Eurotunnel. The tour starts at Lijssenthoek Military…


'Guns at Passchendaele, 1917' a talk by Peter Hart

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A talk given by Peter hart on Passchendaele.   IMAGES: British 18 pounder taking up new positions near Boesinghe, 31 July 1917. Courtesy of Wikipedia. Public Domain.  Aerial view of Passchendaele village before and after the battle. Courtesy of Wikipedia. Public Domain.     


Battle of Broodseinde by Murray McVey

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Now retired, Murray enjoyed a long and successful teaching career and has been a sought-after guide for NST since 1999. He has a lifelong interest in the WWI battlefields, lecturing on the subject in the UK. Murray regularly leads both WWI and WWII focused tours in France and Belgium. Broodseinde was fought on 4 October 1917 near Ypres in Flanders…


'Guns at Passchendaele 1917’ a talk by Peter Hart

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Peter Hart, Oral Historian at the Imperial War Museum. Peter Hart was born in 1955. He went to Liverpool University before joining the Sound Archive at the Imperial War Museum in 1981. He is now Oral Historian at the Archive. He will be talking about Passchendaele, the Third Battle of Ypres, 1917.  IMAGE: photograph of Peter Hart  courtesy of Rog…


Battle: Passchendaele 1917: Evidence of War’s Reality.

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Battle: Passchendaele 1917: Evidence of War’s Reality. 144 pages. (Travelling Light Ltd, 62 West Hill, London SW18. Pbk., £7.95). Here the photographic image is the chief concern and 90 have been selected from the 200,000 WW1 negatives preserved at the IWM. Though some will be familiar to students of the war I suspect that quite a number are previ…


Remembering Passchendaele

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Visit the Worcestershire one day event to be held at St Helen’s Church, Worcester on November 4th 2017, commemorating the end of the 3rd Battle of Ypres, also known as Passchendaele. Between 31st July 1917 and 10th November 1917, 3 months of brutal fighting ended after the village of Passchendaele was finally captured from the Germans. Around 500,…


'Journey's End' to be performed at the Ypres historic Ammunitions Dump 10th October - 12th November 2017

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  Western Front Association Members are warmly invited to the classic First World War play 'Journey's End' by Passchendaele veteran RC Sherriff: the only Great War playwright to have served on the Western Front.    'Journey's End' will be performed LIVE in the Battlefields of Flanders at Ypres historic Kruitmagazijn (Ammunitions Dump)     1…


037: Spring 1993

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050: September 1997

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AGM followed by talks on Passchendaele and Kitchener

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After the Cumbria Branch AGM there will be two presentations. Rob Thompson will give his talk 'Mud, Blood and Wood: Passchendaele 1917' followed by Bob Paterson with 'Kitchener: Last of the Iconic Heroes or Just a Poster?'.  


'Ypres of Trouble. The RFC and the Battle of Passchendaele' by Peter Hart

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Peter Hart will give a talk on the Royal Flying Corps at Third Ypres.  We meet at the Royal British Legion Club, Queensway, Petts Wood, Orpington, Kent BR5 1DH at 7.30pm.


Panel Debate: 'Passchendaele: A Step Towards Victory or An Unnecessary Failure?

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Those taking part in this debate on Passchendaele include: John Lee, Dr Andy Simpson and Charles Messenger. The event will be chaired by WFA Chairman Colin Wagstaff.  PLEASE NOTE: If you have not attended a branch meeting before or not attended for a while then please make sure you contact us as soon as possible to ensure we have your name on the …





'The Church in the Bog: Poelcapelle' by Rob Thompson

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Rob Thompson will be giving a talk on Poelcapelle during the Third Battle of Ypres, Passchendaele.   We meet on the third Monday of each month at 7.30pm for 8.00pm.  VENUE: Allotment Social Club, North Terrace, West Allotment, Newcastle-upon-Tyne NE27 ODN.    



A Moonlight Massacre: The Night Operation on the Passchendaele Ridge, 2 December 1917 by Dr Michael LoCicero

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Dr Michael LoCicero A Moonlight Massacre: The Night Operation on the Passchendaele Ridge, 2 December 1917. Michael LoCicero will be talking about his PhD thesis and intricately detailed, indeed comprehensive study of a little known and rare night attack in early December 1917.  'Moonlight Massacre: the Third Battle of Ypres, December 1917' is the…



The Fifth Annual Great War Exhibition

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The Fifth Annual Great War Exhibition   FREE ENTRY: School parties welcome, but booking is essential. DATES: 4 -11 November TIMES: 10-4 daily.  VENUE: Park Visitors Centre, Park Dr, Birkenhead CH41 8AU CONTACT: Judith Beastall > judithbeastall@hotmail.com TELEPHONE:   Judith Beastall 0151 334 9467  (Visitor Centre) 0151 652 5197   Th…