• ACCESSING ARCHIVES: A STUDY DAY FOR FIRST WORLD WAR COMMUNITY HERITAGE RESEARCHERS : 21 September

    ACCESSING ARCHIVES: A STUDY DAY FOR FIRST WORLD WAR COMMUNITY HERITAGE RESEARCHERS : 21 September

    Friday 21st September 2018, 10am - 4pm  Institute of His…

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  • Read Stand To! 109 The July 2017 Paschendaele Special Online

    Read Stand To! 109 The July 2017 Paschendaele Special Online

    Members may now read Stand To! 109 Online, along with all other issues of Stand To! 1 to 108   There are over sixteen …

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  • Changes to Heritage Lottery Fund Grant Making

    Changes to Heritage Lottery Fund Grant Making

    CHANGES TO HERITAGE LOTTERY FUND GRANT MAKING …

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  • In the Footsteps of the Fallen: From Paris to London via the Western Front

    In the Footsteps of the Fallen: From Paris to London via the Western Front

    By Lizzie Rosewell In atmospheric foggy conditions I threaded my way through the area north of Beaumont Hamel, via Re…

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  • Internationale Conference: 'To End All Wars ?' 22 to 25 August

    Internationale Conference: 'To End All Wars ?' 22 to 25 August

    In August In Flanders Fields Museum and CEGESOMA is organising the international conference 'To End All Wars ?' : Geop…

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  • The mystery of an unknown Major of the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment resolved

    The mystery of an unknown Major of the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment resolved

    David Tattersfield solves the mystery of an unknown Major of the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment buried at La Ville-aux-…

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  • Stand To! Online

    Stand To! Online

    In 1982 a survey went out with Issue. No.5 of Stand To! It asked members what they were interested in. This list of ‘req…

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  • NEWS: David Tattersfield BBC Graves of Unknown Soldiers

    NEWS: David Tattersfield BBC Graves of Unknown Soldiers

    Rededication to Major Alastair Soutar MC La Ville aux Bois 30 May 2018 The usual quiet and peaceful tranquility of th…

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  • READ THE STORY: The 'Unknown Major' no more

    READ THE STORY: The 'Unknown Major' no more

    Researched by David Tattersfield, the Vice Chairman of The Western Front Association, this detective story shows how a c…

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  • REMINDER: Up Coming WFA National and Regional Conferences

    REMINDER: Up Coming WFA National and Regional Conferences

    Suffolk : 11 August 2018 Suffolk 5th Annual Centenary Conference '1918 The Winning Formula'   Speakers: Peter Si…

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  • THEATRE: 'Dear Chocolate Soldier' : From 1 June

    THEATRE: 'Dear Chocolate Soldier' : From 1 June

    Over a hundred years ago,  a soldier in the trenches, Edwin Hassall of Leek found a Nestlé chocolate packet in a tr…

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  • ‘1918-2018: The End of the War and the Re-Shaping of a Century’ 6-8 September

    ‘1918-2018: The End of the War and the Re-Shaping of a Century’ 6-8 September

    ‘1918-2018: The End of the War and the Re-Shaping of a Century’   This important and unique conference will be takin…

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The Western Front Association was formed in 1980 to maintain interest in the period 1914-1918, to perpetuate the memory, courage and comradeship of those on all sides who served their countries in France and Flanders and their own countries during the Great War. It does not seek to glorify war and is non-political. For a modest annual subscription, our members receive a wide range of benefits. In particular, belonging to the WFA provides you with the opportunity of meeting like-minded people to learn, share, explore and exchange information and knowledge in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. You will also receive our regular, high-quality publications Stand To! and Bulletin in total six times a year.

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  • 1918 - 100 Days to Victory with Chris Robinson

    1918 - 100 Days to Victory with Chris Robinson

    17 Jul 2018 19:45 Cleveland

    Chris will be looking at the last 100 days of the war which resulted in 9 British victories.

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  • Mystery film evening & AGM

    Mystery film evening & AGM

    18 Jul 2018 19:30 Somerset

    Please note that this meeting replaces the one advertised on the 11th July. There will be a short AGM at the beginning…

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  • From Mother to Liberty by Dr B Maule

    From Mother to Liberty by Dr B Maule

    18 Jul 2018 19:45 Avon

    A short AGM will be followed by a talk entitled From Mother to Liberty the evolution of the tank by Barry Maule.  Barr…

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  • The Battle of Verdun by Christina Holstein

    The Battle of Verdun by Christina Holstein

    18 Jul 2018 19:45 Surrey

    The Battle of Verdun, fought between 21st February—18th December 1916 was the largest and longest of WW1. The French &am…

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  • Ops Night - Medals of the Royal Flying Corps & the Royal Air Force

    Ops Night - Medals of the Royal Flying Corps & the Royal Air Force

    19 Jul 2018 19:15 London (East)

    Mark Smith will be giving a talk on the medals of the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Air Force.

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  • 'The Boys Brigade 1914-1918' with Rob Bolton

    'The Boys Brigade 1914-1918' with Rob Bolton

    21 Jul 2018 14:00 Birmingham

    Rob Bolton Rob is a retired teacher. He has always been passionate about the brigade movement of today, as well as appr…

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  • 'Field Marshal Haig' with Gerry White

    'Field Marshal Haig' with Gerry White

    21 Jul 2018 14:00 Dublin

    Gerry White will be giving a talk on Field Marshal Haig.

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  • Tina Tamman - From the trenches to MI5

    Tina Tamman - From the trenches to MI5

    21 Jul 2018 14:30 Ox & Bucks

    Joining us today is Tina Tamman who is speaking about her relatives journey from fighting in the trenches through to wor…

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  • The Royal Pavilion, Brighton as an Indian Military Hospital 1914/16 – Amanda Scales

    The Royal Pavilion, Brighton as an Indian Military Hospital 1914/16 – Amanda Scales

    23 Jul 2018 19:30 Hampshire & Isle of Wight

    Amanda Scales will be giving a talk on The Royal Pavilion, Brighton as an Indian Military Hospital 1914/16    Image: B…

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

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

    26 Jul 2018 19:30 Kent (North West)

    Above: George V inspecting the St Quentin canal after the attack,with the temporary assault bridges in the background. …

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  • ‘The Winning Formula’ The Suffolk Branch Annual WWI Conference

    ‘The Winning Formula’ The Suffolk Branch Annual WWI Conference

    11 Aug 2018 10:00

    ‘The Winning Formula’ will be held at the University of Suffolk in Ipswich Saturday 11th August, starting at 10 am. …

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  • CENTENARY CONFERENCE: 'The End of War and the Reshaping of a Century' : 6 September 1918

    CENTENARY CONFERENCE: 'The End of War and the Reshaping of a Century' : 6 September 1918

    06 Sep 2018 09:30

    ‘The End of the War and The Reshaping of a Century’ 6th - 8th September 2018 As well as The Western Front Associatio…

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

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

    08 Sep 2018 09:00

    The Northumberland Regional Conference   Conference Chairman - Professor John Derry   PROGRAMME Colin Buxton (Branc…

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  • 'Journey's End', Ypres 10 October to 12 November 2018

    'Journey's End', Ypres 10 October to 12 November 2018

    10 Oct 2018 19:00

    Acclaimed theatre show Journey’s End returns to Flanders this Autumn, following its hit run last year at Het Kruitmagazi…

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  • Durham Western Front Association 1918 - 2018 First World War Centenary Conference

    Durham Western Front Association 1918 - 2018 First World War Centenary Conference

    13 Oct 2018 09:30

    Durham WFA 1918 - 2018 First World War Centenary Conference Saturday, 13 October 2018.  Subjects and Guest Speakers …

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  • Forgotten Victory 1918 - 27/28 October 2018

    Forgotten Victory 1918 - 27/28 October 2018

    27 Oct 2018 09:00

    27/28 October 2018 Conference Forgotten Victory 1918 The British Commission for Military History (BCMH) and the Wester…

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  • BCMH/WFA CONFERENCE: The Final Campaigns of the First World War

    BCMH/WFA CONFERENCE: The Final Campaigns of the First World War

    27 Oct 2018 09:30

    The British Commission for Military History (BCMH) and the Western Front Association (WFA) are organizing a two day conf…

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Omer Huntzinger was born at Anderson, Indiana on 7 September 1894 He enlisted into the army at Newcastle, Indiana on 7 December 7 1917. Trained at Fort Thomas, Kentucky and Camp Merritt, New Jersey, he embarked for service with the AEF in March 1918 but fell ill within weeks after arrival. Moved into US Hospital No.4 in France, Omer died of a brain tumour on 17 …

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Sgt Omer Albert Huntzinger, 15 Co, 2nd Regiment, Signal Corps
Podcasts

Podcasts

Mentioned in Dispatches By Dr Tom Thorpe Podcasts on all aspects of the Great War from the UK's lea…

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Articles on every aspect of the First World War written by experts in their field. All are examples …

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Education

Education

The Western Front Association was established to further knowledge of the First World War. In develo…

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World War I Book Reviews

World War I Book Reviews

Book Reviews by academics, amateur historians, WFA members and keen readers.

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