Welcome to the Antrim and Down Branch.
Members of The Western Front Association and non-members are equally welcome.
All our meetings are online and can be found at - Home (antrimanddownwfa.org)
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Upcoming Branch Events
Zoom talk by DR TONY COWAN, ‘THE GERMAN ARMY IN 1917’.
Analyses German higher-level operational command in the First World War through a case study of the Allied spring 1917 offensive (the battle of Arras and Nivelle offensive) and how the German army defeated it. Topics include the relationship between traditional principles, military organisation and personal factors; the increasing importance of i…Event Details
ONLINE TALK: DR LAURA PATRICK, THE REGIMENTAL MUSEUMS OF NORTHERN IRELAND
Over the last 10 years, heritage funding has become increasingly competitive, a situation further exacerbated by the COVID-19 crises. Unfortunately, our regimental museums have not escaped these sector wide constraints. With some museums in Northern Ireland facing the prospect of closure, how can we ensure our stories, collections and archives ar…Event Details
IAN MONTGOMERY, ‘FINDING OFFICERS FOR KITCHENER’S ARMY: A CASE STUDY OF 10TH BATTALION, ROYAL IRISH RIFLES.
The rapid expansion of the British Army during the First World War necessitated the recruitment of junior officers from beyond the traditional ‘officer class’. In the case of the 36th (Ulster) Division most of the initial group of officers came, like the other ranks, from the Ulster Volunteer Force. As the War progressed however it became necessary…Event Details