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002: Autumn 1981 (September)


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The Great War, Memory and Ritual: Commemoration in the City and East London, 1916-1939


Book review by James Brazier. This is the latest volume in The Royal Historical Society's Studies in History series. The book's author, Dr Mark Connelly, is Reuters Lecturer in Media History at the University of Kent and has given talks to a number of Western Front Association Branches in the south east on Great War British and Canadian war artist…

The Great War and Remembrance with Tim Atkinson


This talk will be on 'The Great War and Remembrance', specifically the post-war battlefield clearances and the creation of the iconic (Imperial, now Commonwealth) War cemeteries. Here's some copy that describes both the talk and the book I've written about post-war Flanders. At the end of the First World War there were over 150,000 graves scattere…

087: December 2009/January 2010


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Annual Wreath-laying and Branch AGM


Our annual wreath-laying ceremony at Allerton Bywater war memorial will be followed by the West Riding Branch AGM.    Find us at St Mary's Church, Station Road, Allerton Bywater, WF10 2DH. All meetings are open to non-WFA members who always receive a warm welcome. There's tea and coffee on tap and a hearty buffet.

Birmingham Branch November 11th 2018 Commemorations


Birmingham Branch is holding a Commemoration to remember the Fallen on all sided and all Theatres on Remembrance / Armistice Day 11th November 2018 at 1400hrs. This will be held at the Branch Commemorative Stone at the National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas DE13 7AR. The event will be opened by an A.C.F. Padre and will comprise of  poems reading et…

The First World War & Commonwealth War Graves Commission by Alan Reed


The Commonwealth War Graves Commission was founded by Fabian Ware and constituted through Royal Charter in 1917 originally called the Imperial War Graves Commission. The change to the present name took place in 1960. In this talk Alan Reed, battlefield guide and author, will explain the background and the work of the CWGC both during the war and al…