Welcome to the London (East) branch of The Western Front Association. 

Our meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of every month. 

 

Upcoming Branch Events

'Notes and Swearies: The Use of Blasphemy and Swearing in the BEF 1914-1918' with Mark Connelly
18 Jul

'Notes and Swearies: The Use of Blasphemy and Swearing in the BEF 1914-1918' with Mark Connelly

Walthamstow Cricket Tennis & Squash Club, 48a Greenway Ave, London. E17 3QN
18 Jul 2019 19:30

Mark Connelly will be giving a talk on 'Notes and Swearies: The Use of Blasphemy and Swearing in the BEF 1914-1918'. Soldiers were renowned for their use of obscenities, and to a lesser extent, blasphemies, during the First World War. As well as peppering their spoken language, it also played a crucial role in many songs which were then adopted by…

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"The Post Office at War" with Matt Tantony
15 Aug

"The Post Office at War" with Matt Tantony

Walthamstow Cricket Tennis & Squash Club, 48a Greenway Ave, London. E17 3QN
15 Aug 2019 19:30

Matt Tantony will be giving a talk on 'The Post Office at War'. Matt Tantony has held various posts at The Postal Museum in London (formerly The British Postal Museum & Archive) since 2013. He spends his time working with the archives of Royal Mail and the Post Office, which span four hundred years of communications history. The Postal Museum'…

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"The Treaty of Versailles 1919" with Dr Simon Peaple
19 Sep

"The Treaty of Versailles 1919" with Dr Simon Peaple

Walthamstow Cricket Tennis & Squash Club, 48a Greenway Ave, London. E17 3QN
19 Sep 2019 19:30

A teacher, local politician and author, Simon has a variety of interests.Academic study refreshes the mind whilst teaching is enormously rewarding and politics is about making a difference in another way.   Image: This is photograph Q14996 from the collections of the Imperial War Museum. Q14996 IWM

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