Welcome to the Midlands (East) branch of the Western Front Association.
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We meet at St. Peter's Rooms, Ruddington on the second Friday of every month. Meetings start at 7.00pm, with the talk normally from 7.30pm.
Upcoming Branch Events
Mark's talk is based on his book 'August 1914: England in Peace and War' As the watershed month when England went from peace to war, it's an ideal place and time to take stock of the country. How happy and united was it, how did people react to war? Were the suffragette, trade union and socialist and Irish home rulemovements as important as some fe…Event Details
Jane will be revisiting the branch to give the talk she had originally intended to give last year looking at how the supply of horses to the British Army was an unprecedented logistical and organisational enterprise, undergone at great expense, solely because military success depended on the versatility and endurance of the military horse. Members…Event Details
Dr. Michael LoCicero - ‘Discredit on those concerned: The German Trench Raid Near Loos, 5 January 1917 and the 'Duty of Dying'
In a welcome return to the branch, Michael will be reviewing his contribution to The Darkest Year: The British Army on the Western Front 1917 edited by Spencer Jones and which deals with a highly successful German trench raid at Loos in January 1917. Penetrating deep into the British position it resulted in the immediate sacking of a British battal…Event Details