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

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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…


'The Jill Knight Memorial Lecture 'Retribution to Redemption: The 35th (Bantam) Division in the Great War' by Prof. Peter Simkins

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Prof. Peter Simkins will give a presentation on the 35th (Bantam) Division in the First World War.    We meet on the first Thursday of each month (except January and August) at 7pm. Please make sure that your name is on the door list. 


Facing Armageddon: The First World War Experienced

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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…


Western Front 100 Seminar

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‘The Winning Formula’ will be held at the University of Suffolk in Ipswich Saturday 11th August, starting at 10 am. It will feature the following speakers: Professor Peter Simkins - Men on the Spot - Some BEF Divisional and Brigade Commanders in the Hundred Days Jack Sheldon - The German Army in the Allied Advance Peter Hart - The American…


‘The Winning Formula’ The Suffolk Branch Annual WWI Conference

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‘The Winning Formula’ will be held at the University of Suffolk in Ipswich Saturday 11th August, starting at 10 am. It will feature the following speakers: Professor Peter Simkins - The British Army in 1918. Jack Sheldon - The condition of the German Army. Peter Hart - The arrival of the USA. There will then be a discussion chaired by T…


The Battle of the Selle, October 1918

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The Battle of the Selle, October 1918 The Centralisation of Command Sir Douglas Haig always believed in the judgement of the man on the spot, but after the losses to the BEF during the actions of 1914 and 1915, the BEF was ‘deskilled' in this judgement process during the build up to the Battle of the Somme of 1916. The lack of experienced comma…


The Somme and Beyond: The BEF on the Western Front 1916-1918

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The British Army’s Experience on the Western Front 1916-1918 Written by Peter Simkins ISBN 978 1 78159 312 7 254pp. Maps. Praetorian Press, Barnsley, 2014 WFA members will welcome this book of essays from our President. They are, in effect, a synthesis of a lifetime of deep study of the British Army’s performance on the Western Front. In Everym…


'Are We There Yet? Some thoughts on the Centenary of 1918' with Professor Peter Simkins

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In this talk, our President, Professor Peter Simkins, will discuss how far our collective views and interpretations of the Great War have changed during his fifty-six years as a military historian. He will also look at the varied experiences of a small number of middle-ranking commanders in 1918.