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'Meeting the Enemy: The human face of the Great War' a talk given by Richard van Emden

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Richard van Emden tells the story of what happened when Britain and Germany - nations with long-established ties of culture and friendship - clashed on both the Western and the Home Fronts during the Great War. From the first British casualty of the war, an elderly language teacher mortally wounded as he attempted to leave Germany, to the account o…


The Somme: The Epic Battle in the Soldiers’ own Words and Photographs

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By Richard van Emden Pen and Sword, 2016, £20.00 hb, £11.99 pb and £15.00 e–book, 355pp, fully illustrated throughout, index. ISBN: 9–781– 473–855–21 2 Review by Barbara Taylor   Richard van Emden is an ‘everyman’ author. He has published many titles that need no repetition here. His work is very popular and it seems that this book is an almo…


‘At the Top of the Curve? - The BEF Striding Towards Victory in 1918’ - 8 September

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The Northumberland Regional Conference   Conference Chairman - Professor John Derry   PROGRAMME Colin Buxton (Branch member): ‘RAF involvement at the Battle of Amiens, 1918’ Andy Robertshaw (University College London): ‘Sinews of Victory! – Logistics & the 100 Days’ Richard van Emden (World War 1 Expert & Author): ‘1918: The Decisive…


'Meeting the Enemy' with Richard van Emden

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The Suffolk WFA hold monthly meetings, which are open to members and non-members of the association. The meetings include a talk on a Great War related subject, given by branch members or well established historians and authors. Richard van Emden joins the Suffolk branch to discuss 'Meeting the Enemy' based on his best-selling book. This talk tells…


106: July 2016 Special Edition

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Northumberland Branch Conference: 8 September

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‘At the top of the curve? – the BEF striding towards victory in 1918’  Venue: The Northumberland Hall, Market Street, Alnwick, NE66 1TN 09:30-16:30 (Doors open 09:00)   Guest Speakers & Subjects:  Colin Buxton (Branch member) - ‘RAF involvement at the Battle of Amiens, 1918’ Andy Robertshaw (University College London) - ‘Sinews of Victor…


Journey's End - The Surrey Branch Seminar - November 2018

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For more info and to book:
Email Caroline Haley, Programme Secretary,
WFA Surrey branch:
c.haley379@btinternet.com


'Harry Patch - The Last Fighting Tommy' with Richard van Emden

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The speaker for this years Festive Fish Fry meeting (Tickets in advance @ £7.50) is the renowned author and TV historian Richard van Emden, a name that will be familiar to many of you, so I’m sure tickets will sell quickly when they go on sale at the October meeting. It’s hard to believe but 2019 marks the 10th anniversary of the passing of Harry …


Meeting the Enemy by Richard van Emden

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Meeting the Enemy by Richard van Emden Richard tells the story of what happened when Britain and Germany - nations with long-established ties of culture and friendship - clashed on both the Western and the Home Fronts during the Great War. From the first British casualty of the war, an elderly language teacher mortally wounded as he attempted to l…


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…


An 'Historians Do Drink' Conference

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The purpose of this conference is to encourage consideration of the role of Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig in the Allied Victory of 1918 Speakers Alex Churchill Haig and George V Peter Hart Douglas Haig: Britain's Greatest Commander in Chief ? Taff Gillingham    "Good God, did we really send men to fight …


Stand To! 1 to 111 Full Contents Listing

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Stand To! 1-110 Contents    Stand To!  1 Spring 1981 Editorial Notes (Peter T. Scott) Serving members of the Western Front Association Early Days, New Paths and Acknowledgements Inaugural Meeting: John Terraine's Address. Historian John Terraine berates those who indulge in ‘purely tragic pilgrimages to the Western Front’. The Loving Care …


Journey's End - The Surrey Branch Seminar

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Journey’s End A seminar reflecting on the events of 1918 and the legacy of WW1 Surrey branch of the Western Front Association Saturday, 3rd November 2018 at Dorking Halls, Dorking, Surrey £30 per person (includes refreshments and buffet lunch) 09:15 – 09:55 Registration and Coffee & Tea 10:00 – 10:10 Welcome from Andy Thompson, Chair,…


Journey’s End : Surrey Branch Seminar : 3 November

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This day long seminar hosted by the Surrey Branch of The Western Front Association will reflect on the events of 1918 and the legacy of the First World War. The speakers and their talks: Chris Baker : Six miles from victory; German offensive in Flanders, April 1918 Peter Hart : The Last Battle : Endgame on the Western Front, 1918 Richard Van E…


FREE EVENT - Remembering The Great War #GreatWar100 : 9 & 10 November

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#GreatWar100 brings members of the public together with experts on the First World. At this free event, there will be a series of fascinating short talks, an extensive, interactive programme for children, the chance to purchase books, collectables and exclusive centenary memorabilia and the opportunity to learn about the work and achievements of …


Western Front 100 - 1919 Seminar 'Coping with the Aftermath' with guest speakers

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This concluding seminar in the six year series features the following guest speakers: Richard van Emden The Soldier ​Peter Hart Demobilisation Mungo Melvin CB OBE What the British Army Learned From the War Professor Anita Prazmowska    To What Extent Did the Outcomes of the First World War…