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

'We Dusted Them Off Good - The German Army on the Somme 1914-1916' with Alastair Fraser
01 Jun

'We Dusted Them Off Good - The German Army on the Somme 1914-1916' with Alastair Fraser

Glasite Hall, King Street, Dundee DD1 2JB
01 Jun 2024 14:00

Alastair Fraser's talk titled 'We dusted them off good' - The German Army on the Somme 1914-16' is an examination of the German Army in the Beaumont Hamel sector, particularly the regiments of 26 Reserve Division. It also looks at how the Germans defeated the British so comprehensively on 1st July 1916. Alastair Fraser is a well-known speaker and …

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'Heroism in British Great War Writing' with Ann-Marie Einhaus
13 Jul

'Heroism in British Great War Writing' with Ann-Marie Einhaus

Glasite Hall, King Street, Dundee DD1 2JB
13 Jul 2024 14:00

Before 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, wit…

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'Tanks in the First World War' with Stuart Crawford
14 Sep

'Tanks in the First World War' with Stuart Crawford

Glasite Hall, King Street, Dundee DD1 2JB
14 Sep 2024 14:00

Introduced on the Western Front during the Battle of the Somme in 1916, tanks were soon seen not to be the wonder weapon to win the war. However, their effectiveness grew as army commanders and tank crews learned how to use them profitably. The Battle of Cambrai proved that massed tanks were a powerful weapon when used in numbers. Stuart’s talk wi…

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