• Two opportunities for your students to show what they know about the First World War

    Two opportunities for your students to show what they know about the First World War

    Two opportunities for your schools students to show what they know about the First World War.  1. The 2021-22 Malco…

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  • The Malcolm Doolin Memorial Award for Local History Research  2021-2022

    The Malcolm Doolin Memorial Award for Local History Research 2021-2022

    An annual year long project – starts 1 September 2021, closes 30 June 2022. Open to primary, secondary and special sch…

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  • The Roles Animals Played in the First World War Competition

    The Roles Animals Played in the First World War Competition

    This year’s Western Front Association 'Project with Prizes' asks 13-15 year old secondary school students to think ab…

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  • Announcing 'The British Empire and Dominions at War, 1914-19' Conference

    Announcing 'The British Empire and Dominions at War, 1914-19' Conference

    Running over the weekend of Saturday 12 to Sunday 13 June, ‘The British Empire and Dominions at War, 1914-19’ with the N…

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  • Arriving online and on your door step - Stand To! No. 122

    Arriving online and on your door step - Stand To! No. 122

    Another bumper edition with 11 articles, editorial and favourites such as 'The Camera Returns', this and nine considered…

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  • 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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  • Membership subs held at existing levels for another year

    Membership subs held at existing levels for another year

    We are sure that members will be delighted that the trustees have once again held the annual subs to the existing leve…

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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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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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  • ONLINE: 'Arthur and Adeline - a true story of WW1 bravery and romance' by Dennis Claridge

    ONLINE: 'Arthur and Adeline - a true story of WW1 bravery and romance' by Dennis Claridge

    24 Jun 2021 19:30 Kent (North West)

    Caption: Arthur Cima MM and Adeline Guidotti This online talk: goes live at 19:30 for a 19:45 start, ending at about …

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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: “ I Shall Hope To Try an Officer and at least One Corporal for Cowardice”  -Michael Le Cicero ZOOM

    ONLINE: “ I Shall Hope To Try an Officer and at least One Corporal for Cowardice” -Michael Le Cicero ZOOM

    17 Jul 2021 14:00 Birmingham

    'I Shall Hope To Try an Officer and at least One Corporal for Cowardice' with Michael Le Cicero 1916 was a pivotal year…

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  • ONLINE: HM Factory Gretna

    ONLINE: HM Factory Gretna

    17 Jul 2021 14:00 Scotland (Tayside)

    HM Factory Gretna In this ZOOM presentation Nigel Crompton will talk about the human and social side, a pictorial histo…

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  • 'Out of the Western Front Frying Pan and into the Fire of Fermoy…'   By Steve Warburton

    'Out of the Western Front Frying Pan and into the Fire of Fermoy…' By Steve Warburton

    17 Jul 2021 14:30 Dublin

    ONLINE LECTURE   'Out of the Western Front Frying Pan and into the Fire of Fermoy…'    By Steve Warburton   A Capt…

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  • Giants in the Sky : The Zeppelin in World War One -  David Skillen

    Giants in the Sky : The Zeppelin in World War One - David Skillen

    19 Jul 2021 19:00 Lincoln & North Lincolnshire

    David Skillen describes himself as a “consumer of history” and is an engaging, animated and entertaining professional sp…

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  • The U Boat Campaign and Experiences 1914-18: Graham Kemp

    The U Boat Campaign and Experiences 1914-18: Graham Kemp

    14 Aug 2021 14:30 Yorkshire

    This presentation begins with essential differences between U-boats and Submarines, as different conceptions of submersi…

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  • ONLINE: “Gallipoli, a foot soldier’s First Battle” - Phil Sutcliffe ZOOM

    ONLINE: “Gallipoli, a foot soldier’s First Battle” - Phil Sutcliffe ZOOM

    21 Aug 2021 14:00 Birmingham

    “Gallipoli, a foot soldier’s First Battle” - Phil Sutcliffe ZOOM

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  • 'The Conquest of German Togoland, August 1914'.

    'The Conquest of German Togoland, August 1914'.

    21 Aug 2021 14:30 Dublin

    ONLINE LECTURE'The Conquest of German Togoland, August 1914'. By James White. This is an account of Britain’s first v…

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  • ONLINE: 'Never Mind the Quality – Feel the Width' with Rob Thompson

    ONLINE: 'Never Mind the Quality – Feel the Width' with Rob Thompson

    28 Jun 2021 20:00

    The presentation will be live and online.  The Role of the Somme Campaign in the Development of BEF Logistics The 1916…

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  • ONLINE: Riding Through The Ruins by Tom Isitt

    ONLINE: Riding Through The Ruins by Tom Isitt

    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' with Clive Harris

    ONLINE: 'Wings Over the Somme' with Clive Harris

    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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A shearer before the war Pte Allan Parish Edwards MM (4343) was a 32 years when he enlisted in the 13th Reinforcements to the 3rd Battalion on 28 September 1915.  On arrival in Egypt in early 1916 he spent some time in hospital before being moved to England, where he spent some time in the AIF Cyclist Training Battalion b…

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22 June 1918 : Pte A P Edwards MM
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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