Welcome to the Cheltenham and Gloucester Branch
The branch meet at 7:30pm on the second Tuesday of each month at The Ed Shed, The Folk of Gloucester Centre, Westgate Street, Gloucester, GL1 2PG.
Entrance is via the rear on Quay Street opposite the Council Carpark barrier.
There is ample free parking here after 7:00 pm when the barrier is raised.
Location via "What3Words" is "hooked.stage.mass"
All are welcome
The Cheltenham and Gloucester Branch is very active with regular attendance of over 40 people at our monthly meeting meetings.
As well as regular speakers we have film and documentary showings and organised trips both in this country and to the Western Front.
A donation of £3.50 (£1.50 for students) would be greatly appreciated
Tues 9th August 2022 - Ernst Jünger - Mike McCarthy and Branch BBQ
Ernst Jünger volunteered in 1914 and fought throughout the conflict on the Western Front recording his experiences in several books, foremost of which, In Stahlgewittern (Storm of Steel) provided a detailed picture of the realities of combat in an industrialised war. His writing provides a fascinating counterpart to many of the contemporary British accounts. Never convinced by Naziism, Jünger survived the Second World War and continued his career as an author becoming a defacto ambassador for the ordinary German soldier. Mike follows Germany’s war hero by tracing, examining and validating his actions in battle and in his words, and tests the veracity of his accounts.
Tues 13th September 2022 - The 10 decisions that decided the Battle of the Marne - Ross Beadle
Tues 11th October 2022 - The 'Spanish' Flu Pandemic 1917-1919 - Dr Jane Orr
Tues 8th November 2022 - The Empire Strikes Back: The Battles of Trekkopjes and Gibeon 1915 - James White
Tues 13th December 2022 - Member's Evening
Find out more from our website: The Western Front Association Cheltenham & Gloucestershire Branch
Upcoming Branch Events
The First Battle of the Marne fought from 6 to 12 September 1914 resulted in an Allied victory against the German armies in the west. By 9 September, the success of the Franco-British counteroffensive left the German 1st and 2nd Armies at risk of encirclement, and they were ordered to retreat to the Aisne River. The German retreat brought to an end…Event Details
An explanation of the epidemiology of the pandemic and a discussion of its effect on the progress of the war effort in 1918, especially from the German point of view.Event Details
For most of the campaign in South West Africa the German Schutztruppe spent their time retreating but on two notable occasions they took to the offensive. With modern day battlefield photographs this is the tale of the two battles one of which saw Rolls-Royce armoured cars going into action.Event Details