• Pension Records

    Pension Records

    As members of The Western Front Association will know, in 2012 the WFA stepped in to save from destruction over six million pension records of men who served in the Great War. Below are various articles...

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  • TrenchMapper (Public)

    TrenchMapper

    This portal enables users to study thousands of trench maps from the First World War. To benefit from the full capabilities of this, members can use the full version in the members area of the website...

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  • Stereoscope

    Stereoscope

    Stereoscopic, or 3D, photography was very popular at the time of the Great War. Use the Filter function to select your area of interest from the thousands of images from the conflict that are available here...

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  • Articles, Book Reviews and podcasts taking the American point of view in World War One

    Articles, Book Reviews and podcasts taking the American point of view in World War One

    The USA in World War One featured on The Western Front Association website  Articles in Stand To! (The archive of our…

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  • The Honorat Collection

    The Honorat Collection

    The Jordan/Ference Collection is honoured to present the Honorat Collection, the most comprehensive survey and photostud…

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  • Bulletin 122 : Out Now - Contents

    Bulletin 122 : Out Now - Contents

    Contents President’s Address Lt Col Graham Parker OBE Tribute April/AGM Minutes, Leeds Heroes Awards presentation …

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  • Remembering  Correlli Barnett by Prof Peter Simkins

    Remembering Correlli Barnett by Prof Peter Simkins

    When I was a young, and very green, military historian in the early 1960s, three or four figures in particular loomed la…

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  • Correlli Barnett Remembered 1927-2022

    Correlli Barnett Remembered 1927-2022

    It is with great sadness that we have learned of the death of Correlli Barnett who was the President of The Western Fron…

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  • In the Centennial Footsteps of the Great War Book Launch at the Liszt Institute in London 30 June 2022

    In the Centennial Footsteps of the Great War Book Launch at the Liszt Institute in London 30 June 2022

    On the evening of 30 June 2022, the 106th anniversary of the eve of the Battle of the Somme, members of The Western Fron…

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  • SCHOOLS COMPETITION : The Malcolm Doolin Memorial Award for Local History Research by Schools and Youth groups 2022/2023

    SCHOOLS COMPETITION : The Malcolm Doolin Memorial Award for Local History Research by Schools and Youth groups 2022/2023

    The Malcolm Doolin Memorial Award for Local History Research 2022-2023 Schools and youth groups are invited to suppor…

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  • SCHOOLS COMPETITION : Recruitment and the First World War :  The Western Front Association Autumn Schools Competition for 12-14 year olds 2022

    SCHOOLS COMPETITION : Recruitment and the First World War : The Western Front Association Autumn Schools Competition for 12-14 year olds 2022

    Introduction We are delighted to announce a new competition for 12-14 year olds for this autumn. It is about recruitm…

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  • Masters Degree Programmes

    Masters Degree Programmes

    We are delighted to point members to three MA courses that we believe will be of interest. These are, in two cases, whol…

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  • In the Centennial Footsteps of the Great War: The culmination of an amazing project.

    In the Centennial Footsteps of the Great War: The culmination of an amazing project.

    In 2014, Attila Szalay-Berzeviczy started a project to follow and photograph the events of the Centennial of the Great W…

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  • Find here a full contents listing for Stand To! No.126 (April 2022) with part of the introduction to this edition from the Editor.

    Find here a full contents listing for Stand To! No.126 (April 2022) with part of the introduction to this edition from the Editor.

    All standard members of The Western Front Association should have received their print copy over the weekend; all digita…

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  • The Western Front Association is delighted to announce the winners of its inaugural Masters Grant Scheme.

    The Western Front Association is delighted to announce the winners of its inaugural Masters Grant Scheme.

    The Western Front Association Masters Grant Scheme is offered to provide postgraduate students the opportunity to enri…

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Benefits of Membership

The Western Front Association was formed in 1980 with the purpose of furthering interest in the history of the First World War of 1914-1918. We also aim to perpetuate the memory, courage and comradeship of all those who served, on all sides, across all theatres and fronts, on land, at sea and in the air and at home, during the Great War. The Western Front Association is non-political and does not seek to glorify war. For a modest annual subscription, our members receive a wide range of benefits including our regular, high-quality publications Stand To! and Bulletin six times a year, access to the Stand To! archive, Gun Fire Archive, Military Factsheets and Pension Records database. In particular, belonging to The Western Front Association provides you with the opportunity of meeting like-minded people to learn, share, explore and exchange information and knowledge of the First World War in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere.

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  • First World War Aerial photography at the IWM by Alan Wakefield

    First World War Aerial photography at the IWM by Alan Wakefield

    17 Aug 2022 19:45 Surrey

    Alan’s talk examines the development and use of aerial photography by the British Army and RAF during the First World Wa…

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  • The Chemin des Dames and the French Army Mutinies by Tony Taylor-Neale

    The Chemin des Dames and the French Army Mutinies by Tony Taylor-Neale

    20 Aug 2022 14:00 Birmingham

    The mutinies and associated disruptions of 1917 (which were a result of the attack on the Chemin des Dames) involved nea…

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  • The Troubled Birth of the British Fighter 1911-1918 by Greg Baughen

    The Troubled Birth of the British Fighter 1911-1918 by Greg Baughen

    20 Aug 2022 14:30 Dublin

    THIS IS AN ONLINE EVENT As some of you may know, we do not normally hold meetings in August, due to summer holidays. Ho…

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  • 'The Salonika Campaign' with Alan Wakefield

    'The Salonika Campaign' with Alan Wakefield

    22 Aug 2022 20:00 Hampshire & Isle of Wight

    Between 1915 and 1918, British troops were part of a multi-national Allied force fighting against the Bulgarians and the…

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  • ONLINE : ‘Pioneers in Orthopaedic Surgery : fighting a war on two fronts’ with Thomas Scotland

    ONLINE : ‘Pioneers in Orthopaedic Surgery : fighting a war on two fronts’ with Thomas Scotland

    02 Sep 2022 19:30 Wales (South)

    Tom Scotland will be providing an on-line talk 'Pioneers in Orthopaedic Surgery-fighting a war on two fronts' The result…

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  • 'Hawthorn Ridge - Then and Now' with Rick Smith

    'Hawthorn Ridge - Then and Now' with Rick Smith

    05 Sep 2022 19:30 Lancashire (North)

    The Hawthorn Redoubt was an formidable defensive position for the Germans which was blown up on the morning of 1 July 19…

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  • "Tales I heard in the dugout" by Ian Coyne

    "Tales I heard in the dugout" by Ian Coyne

    07 Sep 2022 19:30 Cambridgeshire

    Ian Coyne will present a medley of stories about individuals who served during the Great War. During his numerous excu…

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  • Dr Adam Prime - India's Great War

    Dr Adam Prime - India's Great War

    09 Sep 2022 19:30 Midlands (East)

    This talk looks at India's contribution to the First World War in every sense of the word. It takes in the huge recruitm…

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  • A Nuclear Scientist’s War: The experience of Alexander Smith Russell by Terry Dean

    A Nuclear Scientist’s War: The experience of Alexander Smith Russell by Terry Dean

    10 Sep 2022 14:30 Yorkshire

    This talk tells the story of Alexander Smith Russell who pre-WW1 carried out research work in Radioactivity and was a Le…

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  • "Three Days in the Great War" by Dr Derek Clayton

    "Three Days in the Great War" by Dr Derek Clayton

    12 Sep 2022 18:45 Staffs (North) & Cheshire (South)

    Derek Clayton was born in Yorkshire and attended Batley Grammar School before beginning a long association with the Univ…

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  • THREE DAY EVENT: 'The First World War in the Middle East - Aftermath and Legacies'

    THREE DAY EVENT: 'The First World War in the Middle East - Aftermath and Legacies'

    15 Sep 2022 10:00

    'The First World War in the Middle East Aftermath and Legacies' is a three day event 15th - 17th September 2022 at the C…

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  • NATIONAL EVENT : Armistice Day: Cenotaph Arrangements 11 November 2022

    NATIONAL EVENT : Armistice Day: Cenotaph Arrangements 11 November 2022

    11 Nov 2022 10:00

    One of the highlights of the year for many members of The Western Front Association is the well attended act of remembra…

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  • BOOK LAUNCH: 'In the Centennial Footsteps of the Great War' : Launch of Volume II

    BOOK LAUNCH: 'In the Centennial Footsteps of the Great War' : Launch of Volume II

    12 Nov 2022 14:00

    TIME TO BE CONFIRMED  Attila Szalay-Berzeviczy will be launching ‘In the Centennial Footsteps- Volume 2’  at the  Memor…

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Born in Burnley in 1895 Parents James and Lettice Anne née Howarth.  At the 1911 Census Arthur was living at home with with two older brothers and his older sister, her husband and 8 year old son at 58, Baron Terrace, Healey Wood, Burnley. This was a four-roomed dwelling. Arthur was 16 and working as a cotton weaver.  …

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Pension Records

Pension Records

As members of The Western Front Association will know, in 2012 the WFA stepped in to save from destruction over six million pension records of men who served in the Great War. Below are various articl…

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The Latest WWI Podcast

The Latest WWI Podcast

The Western Front Association's podcasts are an eclectic mix of themed interviews with experts in their particular fields which shine a light into areas of the first world war which are sometimes over…

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World War I Book Reviews

World War I Book Reviews

Book Reviews by academics, amateur historians, Western Front Association members and keen readers.

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World War I Articles

World War I Articles

Articles on every aspect of the First World War written by experts in their field. Some are were first published in Stand To! or Bulletin, others have been researched and written for the web. If you w…

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