• Virtual Tours - 'Der Schwarze Tag, Amiens, 1918' is now available to view

    Virtual Tours - 'Der Schwarze Tag, Amiens, 1918' is now available to view

    The last of the 'Virtual Tours' commissioned by The Western Front Association is now available to view. The association …

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  • Virtual Tours - 'The Spring Offensive' is now available to view

    Virtual Tours - 'The Spring Offensive' is now available to view

    The fifth of the Virtual Tours is now available to view. These tours have been organised to enable members to have a 'ba…

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  • Bulletin 119 March 2021

    Bulletin 119 March 2021

    Just out, the member magazine of The Western Front Association. Bulletin. Issue No. 119. March 2021. Front and Back Cov…

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  • Virtual Tours - 'The First Battle of the Scarpe' is now available to view

    Virtual Tours - 'The First Battle of the Scarpe' is now available to view

    The fourth of the Virtual Tours that we are running as a substitute for 'real life' visits the battlefields is now avail…

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  • Stereoscopic images available for members

    Stereoscopic images available for members

    At the back end of last year work started on an ambitious new project to bring 3D photography from the Great War period …

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  • Book Review Editor opportunity

    Book Review Editor opportunity

    The Western Front Association's Book Review Editor, David Filsell, has decided to retire after five years. David took …

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  • Winterberg Tunnel discovery

    Winterberg Tunnel discovery

    According to a report from the BBC, a ‘lost’ tunnel has been opened up in the Chemin des Dames and “some of the 270 sold…

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  • Calling All Young Historians Aged 16-19

    Calling All Young Historians Aged 16-19

    The Colin Hardy History Memorial Prize 2021 The annual competition to foster interest and scholarship in the First Wo…

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  • Virtual Tours - 'A Lousy Wood on the Somme' is now available to view

    Virtual Tours - 'A Lousy Wood on the Somme' is now available to view

    The third of the Virtual Tours that we are running as a substitute for 'real life' visits the battlefields is now availa…

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  • Virtual Tours - 'The Battle for Scimitar Hill'  is now available to view

    Virtual Tours - 'The Battle for Scimitar Hill' is now available to view

    Members of The Western Front Association will be aware that - in order to beat 'lockdown blues' we have invested in a se…

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  • Stand To ! No. 121 Recently Published

    Stand To ! No. 121 Recently Published

    Contents  Communication Lines 2–6  A Bridge Too Many on the Oise by Michael Carragher 7–11  A Short Spell on Mudr…

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  • Project Alias - searchable database available

    Project Alias - searchable database available

    For a number of months during 2020 a large number of members of The Western Front Association have been undertaking a gr…

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  • ONLINE: "BRAVEST LITTLE STREET IN ENGLAND – Carole Evans ??  ZOOM

    ONLINE: "BRAVEST LITTLE STREET IN ENGLAND – Carole Evans ?? ZOOM

    15 May 2021 14:00 Birmingham

    "BRAVEST LITTLE STREET IN ENGLAND – Carole Evans ??  ZOOM   The Bravest Little Street in England; bringing a town back…

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  • ONLINE : 'Beyond Vimy Ridge: Canadian Corps Operations, 1918' By Rob Thompson

    ONLINE : 'Beyond Vimy Ridge: Canadian Corps Operations, 1918' By Rob Thompson

    15 May 2021 14:30 Dublin

    ONLINE LECTURE 'Beyond Vimy Ridge: Canadian Corps Operations, 1918' By Rob Thompson Rob will take us away from Vimy Ri…

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  • ONLINE Zoom meeting - Women at the Front by Andy Robertshaw

    ONLINE Zoom meeting - Women at the Front by Andy Robertshaw

    19 May 2021 20:00 Surrey

    Women at the Front by Andy Robertshaw   One of the greatest authorities on the Great War and a branch favourite, Andy R…

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  • ONLINE :  ‘The Indian Army during the First World War' with Stephen Barker

    ONLINE : ‘The Indian Army during the First World War' with Stephen Barker

    21 May 2021 19:30 Milton Keynes

    ‘The Indian Army during the First World War: An Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry Perspective’.  During 1914-18, the 1st …

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  • ONLINE 'Highland Mountain Brigade at Gallipoli' with Rob Langham

    ONLINE 'Highland Mountain Brigade at Gallipoli' with Rob Langham

    22 May 2021 14:00 Scotland (Tayside)

    Highland Mountain Brigade at Gallipoli Rob Langham will give this ZOOM talk on The Highland Mountain Brigade at Gallipo…

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  • ONLINE: 'Verdun: Recovering the Fallen' by Christina Holstein

    ONLINE: 'Verdun: Recovering the Fallen' by Christina Holstein

    27 May 2021 19:30 Kent (North West)

    Caption: French troups in a support trench. Verdun 1916 Online talks: This online talk starts at 19:30 and ends about…

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  • ONLINE:  – “ 1St  Division At Aubers Ridge “ – Simon Peaple.  ZOOM

    ONLINE: – “ 1St Division At Aubers Ridge “ – Simon Peaple. ZOOM

    19 Jun 2021 14:00 Birmingham

    19/6 – “ 1St  Division At Aubers Ridge “ – Simon Peaple.  ZOOM The Battle of Aubers (Battle of Aubers Ridge) was a B…

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  • The Kilt at War 1914-18

    The Kilt at War 1914-18

    19 Jun 2021 14:00 Scotland (Tayside)

    The Kilt at War 1914-18 In this ZOOM talk Dr Tom Greenshields will look at the significance and practicality of the kil…

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  • The VAD Hospital at Scopwick House - Mike Credland

    The VAD Hospital at Scopwick House - Mike Credland

    28 Jun 2021 19:00 Lincoln & North Lincolnshire

    The VAD Hospital at Scopwick House. A presentation talk combined with artifacts from Mike’s wonderful collection. PLEAS…

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  • Alfred von Schliefen: The Man behind the Plan

    Alfred von Schliefen: The Man behind the Plan

    03 Jul 2021 14:30 Wessex

    Major General Mungo Melvin CB OBE Joined the British Army in 1974  Retiring in 2011 after a distinguished career Mungo a…

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  • ONLINE: Lord Fisher, the Baltic and the battle for British Grand Strategy 1914-15

    ONLINE: Lord Fisher, the Baltic and the battle for British Grand Strategy 1914-15

    17 May 2021 20:00

    The presentation will be live and online. Professor Andrew Lambert will talk about Admiral Sir Jacky Fisher's Baltic pl…

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  • ONLINE: Baptism of Fire: The 21st Division at Loos

    ONLINE: Baptism of Fire: The 21st Division at Loos

    24 May 2021 20:00

    The presentation will be live and online.  The units of 21st Division disembarked on French soil between 9 and 12 Septe…

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  • ONLINE: ‘From this point the tourist should go on foot’: experiencing the Somme, 1919-1939.

    ONLINE: ‘From this point the tourist should go on foot’: experiencing the Somme, 1919-1939.

    31 May 2021 20:00

    The presentation will be live and online.  This presentation will be given by Prof Mark Connelly and will look at the m…

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  • ONLINE: Hidden places on French battlefields

    ONLINE: Hidden places on French battlefields

    07 Jun 2021 20:00

    The presentation will be live and online.  Many members will be familiar with the unique photographic exhibitio…

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  • ONLINE: A Revolution in Military Affairs?

    ONLINE: A Revolution in Military Affairs?

    14 Jun 2021 20:00

    The presentation will be live and online. In this talk, Professor Gary Sheffield argues that the First World War repres…

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  • ONLINE: 'The Western Front' by Nick Lloyd

    ONLINE: 'The Western Front' by Nick Lloyd

    21 Jun 2021 20:00

    The presentation will be live and online. Nick Lloyd will talk about his latest book, 'The Western Front', the first of…

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  • ONLINE: “Never Mind the Quality – Feel the Width”: The Role of the Somme Campaign in the Development of BEF Logistics

    ONLINE: “Never Mind the Quality – Feel the Width”: The Role of the Somme Campaign in the Development of BEF Logistics

    28 Jun 2021 20:00

    The presentation will be live and online.  The 1916 Battle of the Somme was a watershed moment for the British Expediti…

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  • ONLINE: Riding Through The Ruins

    ONLINE: Riding Through The Ruins

    05 Jul 2021 20:00

    The presentation will be live and online. The talk will look at the battlefields of France and Belgium in the immediate…

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  • ONLINE: Wings Over the Somme

    ONLINE: Wings Over the Somme

    19 Jul 2021 20:00

    The presentation will be live and online. The Battle Of the Somme, seen through the eyes of those British Airman flying…

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Born 17 April 1897, Glasgow. Son of the Kenneth and Christina (née Stewart) of 25 Hayburn Crescent, Partickhill, Glasgow. John went to school at Hillhead High School, and then to Glasgow University. He was gazetted 2nd Lieutenant Scottish Rifles 22 February 1916 served in France and Flanders from August 1916. Severely wounded…

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14 May 1917 : 2nd Lieut. John Stewart Morrison
Ancestry Pension Records

Ancestry 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. All are examples of the kind of work featured in Stand To!

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