Welcome to the Birmingham branch.
We meet at Sutton Coldfield Town Hall, King Edward Sq, Sutton Coldfield, B73 6AB on the third Saturday of every month at 2.00pm.
We have our own website: The Western Front Association (Birmingham Branch) where you will find the programme of events, contacts, newsletter and branch business.
Upcoming Branch Events
BALKAN PURGATORY - THE 60TH (LONDON) Charles Fair ZOOM/ Branch 1916 was a pivotal year for the British Army. It was a year of intense combat that was defined by the Battle of the Somme and the appalling casualties of the 1st July 1916. Yet it was also the year in which the British Army began to master industrial warfare and the tide of the war …Event Details
– HEDLEY MALLOCH – “ THE KILLING OF THE IRON TWELVE” Between October 1914 and February 1915, the village of Iron, Aisne, France, sheltered eleven members of the BEF left behind during the retreat to the Marne. Eventually they were betrayed, and shot by the Germans in Guise Château before being buried in graves they had been forced to dig for thems…Event Details
“Comparing the Battle of 1916 & Arras 1917” – Mike Coyle A great deal has been written and is known about the Battle of the Somme in July 1916, very little is known about the greater Battle of Arras in April and May 1917. This talk makes direct comparison and asks why it should be that more is known about the Somme.Event Details