Welcome to the Scotland (Tayside) branch of The Western Front Association. 

We meet at 2.00pm at The Glasite Hall, which is adjacent to St Andrew's Church, King Street, Dundee, DD1 2JB. (Bottom of King Street next door to the Wellgate Centre).

 

Upcoming Branch Events

Gallipoli 1915: Muddle & Myths?
04 Mar

Gallipoli 1915: Muddle & Myths?

Glasite Hall, King Street, Dundee
04 Mar 2023 14:00

This presentation uses sophisticated graphics, contemporary and present-day photographs to explain the strategic objectives, the military plan and the actual campaign. The speaker then analyses some of the major failings and considers how the campaign has influenced modern thinking in both Turkey and abroad. George Sutherland is a former army offi…

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The Russian Expeditionary Force in France and Macedonia, 1916-1918
13 May

The Russian Expeditionary Force in France and Macedonia, 1916-1918

Glasite Hall, King Street, Dundee
13 May 2023 14:00

In 1916-1917 Russian Empire sent about 40,000 soldiers to fight with the French army in France and Salonika. After the revolution of 1917, the soldiers refused to fight and found themselves trapped in the Western front. This talk explores this not so well-known page of the Entente history. Sofya Aniisimova is a PhD Candidate at the University of S…

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Heroism in British Great War Writing
24 Jun

Heroism in British Great War Writing

Glasite Hall, King Street, Dundee
24 Jun 2023 14:00

Prior to 1914, professional soldiers in the ranks had a somewhat mixed reputation in Britain – one only has to look at Kipling's 'Ballad of Tommy Atkins', who complains that he is treated with disdain and suspicion except when somebody is needed to fight Britain's enemies and make sacrifices. The First World War and its citizen soldiers, however, w…

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