• A brief clip from our 'Virtual Tour #1': The Royal Naval Division at Krithia 1915

    A brief clip from our 'Virtual Tour #1': The Royal Naval Division at Krithia 1915

    Due to overwhelming demand 'on the night' there was a degree of buffering on the initial 'Virtual Tour'. This was quickl…

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  • VIRTUAL BATTLEFIELD TOUR 'To Bite and to Hold' The Royal Naval Division at Krithia, 1915'

    VIRTUAL BATTLEFIELD TOUR 'To Bite and to Hold' The Royal Naval Division at Krithia, 1915'

    This is a reminder that we have just published the first in a brand new series of Virtual Battlefield Tours. These tours…

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  • Video coverage of the Armistice Day Commemoration held at The Cenotaph, Whitehall on 11th November 2021.

    Video coverage of the Armistice Day Commemoration held at The Cenotaph, Whitehall on 11th November 2021.

    Video coverage of the Armistice Day Commemoration held at The Cenotaph, Whitehall on 11th November 2021. Guests of ho…

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  • The Cenotaph on Armistice Day 11 November 2021

    The Cenotaph on Armistice Day 11 November 2021

    Actor Nick Bailey read ‘In Flanders Fields’ at the Cenotaph on Armistice Day and to remember one of the first Black Br…

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  • The Armistice Day Commemoration at the Cenotaph, 11 November 2021

    The Armistice Day Commemoration at the Cenotaph, 11 November 2021

    The Western Front Association has hosted the ceremony at the Cenotaph on the 11th November each year since 1994. There …

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  • Out Now ! Stand To ! No. 124 An introduction and Contents

    Out Now ! Stand To ! No. 124 An introduction and Contents

    This is the fourth edition of Stand To! this year - one more than usual, and something we will do every year from now …

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  • Announcing more Virtual Battlefield Tours

    Announcing more Virtual Battlefield Tours

    We are delighted to announce a new series of six more 'Virtual Battlefield Tours' in conjunction with our friends at Bat…

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  • Announcing New Appointments to the Executive Committee

    Announcing New Appointments to the Executive Committee

    The Executive Committee is pleased to announce that Dr Adam Prime has taken over the universities role on the Executive …

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  • The Western Front Association's 2022 Calendar

    The Western Front Association's 2022 Calendar

    We are delighted to announce that the 2022 Calendar from The Western Front Association is now available. As ever, this f…

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  • Launched this year - an introduction to the Centre for Experimental Military Archaeology

    Launched this year - an introduction to the Centre for Experimental Military Archaeology

    The Centre for Experimental Military Archaeology (CEMA), launched this year at the Kent Event Centre in Detling. At CE…

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  • Announcing The Western Front Association PhD Grant Scheme 2021/22

    Announcing The Western Front Association PhD Grant Scheme 2021/22

    The Western Front Association PhD Grant Scheme 2021/2022 is offered to provide research scholars the opportunity to en…

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  • 200 Brentano’s Launch on Stereoscope: A Call to Action!

    200 Brentano’s Launch on Stereoscope: A Call to Action!

    We’re extremely excited to announce the beginning of a large-scale project to unravel the mystery of the group of manufa…

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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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  • Traditional members evening 2021

    Traditional members evening 2021

    01 Dec 2021 19:30 Cambridgeshire

    The history of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission will be the subject of a talk given by Stewart McGeogh at this mon…

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  • ONLINE: Members Medley

    ONLINE: Members Medley

    04 Dec 2021 14:00 Scotland (Tayside)

    Members Medley At the end of the season the Branch normally has a small series of short presentations to members from m…

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  • Ladies in MI5

    Ladies in MI5

    05 Dec 2021 14:00 Wiltshire

    On previous occasions the branch has heard about different aspects of military intelligence in the Great War. At our Dec…

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  • Lord Ninian Crichton-Stuart, Loos, 1915 - Marietta Crichton-Stuart

    Lord Ninian Crichton-Stuart, Loos, 1915 - Marietta Crichton-Stuart

    06 Dec 2021 19:00 Lincoln & North Lincolnshire

    PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE IN VENUE FOR THIS EVENT Marietta’s talk this evening will tell the story of her Grandfather, Lor…

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  • 'AGM and Members' Contribution'

    'AGM and Members' Contribution'

    06 Dec 2021 19:30 Lancashire (North)

    This year we are continuing with the traditional format of the AGM followed by members contributions.  At the last AGM h…

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  • Propaganda and the Tyneside Irish Brigade in the Great War

    Propaganda and the Tyneside Irish Brigade in the Great War

    06 Dec 2021 19:30 Northumberland

    Propaganda and the Tyneside Irish Brigade in the Great War presented by Dr James McConnel Dr James McConnel is an Assoc…

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  • A Prelude to War’ (An Archduke’s Visit) by John Taylor

    A Prelude to War’ (An Archduke’s Visit) by John Taylor

    07 Dec 2021 19:30 Chesterfield

    This will be the Presentation that was scheduled for 2020 and had, unfortunately, to be cancelled because of Lockdown we…

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  • Tommy's Uniform - Simon Buckle

    Tommy's Uniform - Simon Buckle

    08 Dec 2021 19:30 Somerset

    Tommy Uniform Simon will be bring along his display of uniforms and equipment to illustrate how much Tommy had to carry…

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  • 'In Haig's Shadow' by Gary Sheffield

    'In Haig's Shadow' by Gary Sheffield

    08 Dec 2021 19:45 Heart of England

    In Haig's Shadow: Major-General Hugo De Pree, his uncle Douglas Haig and the First World War. Hugo De Pree was the c…

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  • Lessons of the Hundred Days - Amiens to the Armistice - Dr. Simon Peaple

    Lessons of the Hundred Days - Amiens to the Armistice - Dr. Simon Peaple

    10 Dec 2021 19:30 Midlands (East)

    Join us for a fascinating talk by Dr Simon Peaple on lessons learned during the Last Hundred Days Campaign during the Ad…

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  • ONLINE: Tank Corps operations during the German Spring Offensive of 1918

    ONLINE: Tank Corps operations during the German Spring Offensive of 1918

    06 Dec 2021 20:00

    The presentation will be live and online.  The March Retreat, the German offensive from 21 March to early April 191…

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  • ONLINE: ‘Big Hands, Little Maps’: Operational Art and its genesis on the Western Front

    ONLINE: ‘Big Hands, Little Maps’: Operational Art and its genesis on the Western Front

    20 Dec 2021 20:00

    The presentation will be live and online.  Prior to 1914 there were generally considered to be only two levels of war…

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  • ONLINE: From Gallipoli to the Caspian Sea, the Life of Eric Gascoigne 'Kipper' Robinson VC

    ONLINE: From Gallipoli to the Caspian Sea, the Life of Eric Gascoigne 'Kipper' Robinson VC

    03 Jan 2022 20:00

    The presentation will be live and online. One of the most intriguing characters of the Great War, Eric 'Kipper' Rob…

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  • ONLINE: ‘The Big Brain in the Army’: The Rise of Sir William Robertson from Trooper to Chief of the Imperial General Staff

    ONLINE: ‘The Big Brain in the Army’: The Rise of Sir William Robertson from Trooper to Chief of the Imperial General Sta…

    17 Jan 2022 20:00

    Sir William Robertson is an important but under-rated figure in in the story of the British Army. In this presentation, …

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25/410 Pte James Metcalfe, 3rd Bn Otago Regt Born at Cray, Yorkshire, on 5 November 1883, James emigrated to Masterston, New Zealand at the turn of the century and was employed as a labourer in Whahataki at the time of the outbreak of war. He enlisted into the New Zealand Rifle Brigade on 12 October 1915 and embarked for Egypt on 5 February 1…

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28 November 1917 James Metcalfe died of his wounds on this day
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. 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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