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

 

Forthcoming Meetings 

Tues 14th June 2022 - Ypres: Holy Ground of the British Empire - Professor Mark Connelly

Tues 12th July 2022 - Not quite fitting the mould: A fresh look at some brigade and battalion commanders on the Western Front 1916-1918 - Professor Peter Simkins

Tues 9th August 2022 - Ernst Jünger  - Mike McCarthy

Tues 13th September 2022 -  The 10 decisions that decided the Battle of the Marne - Ross Beadle

Tues  11th October 2022The 'Spanish' Flu Pandemic 1917-1919Dr Jane Orr

Tues 8th November 2022 - The Empire Strikes Back: The Battles of Trekkopjes and Gibeon 1915James White

 Tues 13th December 2022 - Member's Evening 

 

Find out more from our website: The Western Front Association Cheltenham & Gloucestershire Branch 

Facebook: Cheltenham & Gloucestershire Branch of the Western Front Association.

Twitter: @CGWFA

 

 

Upcoming Branch Events

Not Quite Fitting the Mould: A Fresh Look At Some Brigade and Battalion Commanders on the Western Front 1916-1918 - Professor Peter Simkins
12 Jul

Not Quite Fitting the Mould: A Fresh Look At Some Brigade and Battalion Commanders on the Western Front 1916-1918 - Professor Peter Simkins

'The Ed Shed', The Folk of Gloucester Centre, Westgate Street, Gloucester, GL1 2PG. (Enter via rear on Quay Street)
12 Jul 2022 19:30

Always in the vanguard of revisionism, Peter Simkins has studied the developing effectiveness of the BEF from the mid-war offensives to the final battles of 1918. The delegation of tactical responsibility driven down the ranks from High Command to junior officers and beyond ultimately, with new technologies and methods, led to the successful warfar…

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Ernst Jünger - Mike McCarthy

'The Ed Shed', The Folk of Gloucester Centre, Westgate Street, Gloucester, GL1 2PG. (Enter via rear on Quay Street)
09 Aug 2022 19:30

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…

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The 10 Decisions That Decided the Battle of the Marne - Ross Beadle

'The Ed Shed', The Folk of Gloucester Centre, Westgate Street, Gloucester, GL1 2PG. (Enter via rear on Quay Street)
13 Sep 2022 19:30

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…

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