Welcome to the Milton Keynes branch of The Western Front Association.
We meet on the third Friday of every month (except August)
Wolverton Working Men’s Social Club
49 - 50, Stratford Road
Doors open at 7pm for a prompt 7.30pm start.
We come from all walks of life, and range in First World War knowledge from casual listener to gifted enthusiast.
WFA members and members of the public are all very welcome.
We welcome a donation towards the cost of room hire and speaker – £4 is suggested (no donation requested from those under 16, or in full time education). The donation includes entry to a raffle. We normally try to make at least one prize relevant to the 'First World War' book, DVD, etc.
Refreshments are available at the bar.
February 16th 'The Doughboys' - Mike Sheil
March 15th - ‘Robert Keable, Utterly Immoral WW1 Chaplin’ Simon Keable-Elliott
April 19th - ‘The U Boat Campaign’ – Dr Graham Kemp
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Upcoming Branch Events
When Robert Keable’s First World War novel ‘Simon Called Peter’ was published, critics called it ‘offensive’, ‘a libel’ and reeking of ‘drink and lust’. Despite this the novel became a huge international best-seller, a Broadway play, and the sequel, a Hollywood movie, making its author a celebrity. What critics did not know was that the nov…Event Details
Historian Dr Graham Kemp’s presentation introduces the essential differences between U- boats and submarines and examines the different kinds of U Boats used in the First World War. He then looks at how Germany first planned to use them and how they, almost by accident, developed them into a deadly raider. The talk will then cover the U boa…Event Details