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The following provides a contents listing for Bulletin 116. April 2020


Introduction and News

  • President’s Introduction : Professor Gary Sheffield 
  • Rob Thompson receives The Western Front Association Hero Award
  • Obituary: Geoff Longmore 
  • Executive Committee Matters : WFA Chairman : Colin Wagstaff


  • Website, Twitter and Trench Lines April 2019 to April 2020
  • Project Alias 
  • Ypres: Covid-19 measurements at Ypres
  • News from Ypres. 
  • The Last Post Ceremony as from Saturday 12 March 2020

Reviews of the Sam Mendes film '1917'

  • 1917: Right Story, Wrong Location by Andrew Rawson
  • Truth in the Telling by Alexander Falbo-Wild, Chairman, East Coast USA Branch

Historical Insight into 1917

  • Alberich Bewegung : The 1917 German Withdrawal to the Hindenburg Line by Jack Sheldon
  • Crossing the Devastated Zone 1917 : Lessons and Consequences for the BEF by Rob Thompson 
  • The German Use of Booby Traps and Long Delay Devices during the withdrawal to the Hindenburg Line in 1917 by Ian Jones
  • When all else fails, runners in the Front Line by Clive Harris

The Mystery Man of Douchy-Les-Ayette - an update by Tom Tulloch-Marshall and Jonathan Porter. 

Annual Report & Accounts

  • President’s Introduction and Reflections : Gary Sheffield
  • Chairman’s Comments : Colin Wagstaff
  • Trustees Report and Financial Statements for the Year Ended 31 October 2019

WFA Branch Chairs’ Conference 29 Feb/1 March 2020

  • Report on this two day event
  • Presentation by the Digital Editor 1st March 


  • Branch Meetings and Contacts
  • Branch Lines : Branch news

Additional News

  • Gun Fire magazine now on the website
  • First World War Schools Commemorative Project : Will Butler 
  • Captain Cecil Thomas Tuff : Rededication of his Grave
  • A Soldier’s Story : Arthur Maltby Northants Regiment. Pte Charles Hatter.
  • Remembering Wartime: Jewish Heroin Edith Hilda Munro VAD finally remembered. 
  • SomeKindHand: a Pilgrimage to the Burial Grounds and Memorials of the Great War in Belgium and France.


  • MA History and the First World War 
  • WFA Christmas Tours

A pilgrim to the burial grounds.

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