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'Towards Victory' The Western Front Association York Conference 2018 - 7 July 2018


The Western Front Association's 2018 York Conference Saturday 7th July   Tickets will also be available on the door   The programme of talks and the speakers are as follows:    Tommies in 1918 Taff Gillingham Taff is a professional military adviser for film, television and theatre. He is one of the foremost authorities on the experience of …

053: September 1998


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At the Eleventh Hour. Reflections, Hopes and Anxieties at the Closing of the Great War. 1918


Book Review by Bob Wyatt. This book deals with the Aftermath as it was being experienced by men and women all over the world, and the editors have drawn upon the expertise of scholars to provide a snapshot of the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. Contributions come from a wide range of historians: Bullitt Lowry on negotiati…

074: September 2005


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Remember RAF 100


Join the Remember RAF100 project and commemorate air service personnel who lost their lives in WW1 2018 marks the centenary of the Royal Air Force. The Remember RAF100 project commemorates those who have died in RAF service with a special focus on the First World War and on British war graves and memorials. The programme is an opportunity fo…

REMINDER: Up Coming WFA National and Regional Conferences


  Suffolk : 11 August 2018 Suffolk 5th Annual Centenary Conference '1918 The Winning Formula'   Speakers: Peter Simkins, Jack Sheldon and Peter Hart Panel Discussion chaired by Taff Gillingham VENUE: University of Suffolk in Ipswich Purchase Tickets > HERE         Wolverhampton : 6-8 September 2018 WFA/University of Wolverhampt…

Birmingham Branch November 11th 2018 Commemorations


Birmingham Branch is holding a Commemoration to remember the Fallen on all sided and all Theatres on Remembrance / Armistice Day 11th November 2018 at 1400hrs. This will be held at the Branch Commemorative Stone at the National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas DE13 7AR. The event will be opened by an A.C.F. Padre and will comprise of  poems reading et…

The Thing Called 'Armistice' by A S Taylor


(This article first appears in Stand To! No. 74 September 2005 pp 51-52) Stand To! 72 had just arrived, and as I sat in my office I eagerly ripped open the package to scan it, before putting it away to read in detail when I got home. At that moment a work colleague came in just as the journal was open at the article on the 15 (Service) Battalion D…

‘The Armistice’ with Gerry White.


Gerry White will be giving a presentation on the Armistice.     Image: Marshal Ferdinand Foch's train arriving at Compiegne for negotiations with the German representatives, 6 November 1918.

Special Armistice Meeting


A special meeting will be held to mark the 1918 Armistice. Details to follow. 

'The Long Arduous Road to Victory Part 2: The Tank Corps from Cambrai to the Armistice' by Lt Col Geoffrey Vesey Holt


Lt Col Geoffrey Vesey Holt will be giving a presentation on the Tank Corps from Cambrai to the Armistice.   In less than two years between January 1916 and November 1917, the British tanks went from the first tank 'Mother' through their first and modest support to the infantry at the Battle of Flers in September 1916, the disaster of Bullencourt …

`Impact of the economic blockade on Germany AFTER the armistice -- By Graham Kemp


Impact of the economic blockade on Germany AFTER the armistice and how it led  to WW2. Our speaker will cover the following  The blockade was maintained for eight months after the Armistice in November 1918, into the following year of 1919. According to the New Cambridge Modern History food imports into Germany were controlled by the Allies after …

'The First World War: the aftermath': A lecture by Prof John Derry


A great deal of energy and controversy have been devoted to the study of the causes of WW1 but it is worth asking what its main consequences were. The most obvious result was the disappearance of the empires which had dominated in 1914: German, Austro-Hungarian, Russian and Turkish. New or reconstructed countries appeared like Poland and Czechoslov…

Further sets of Pension Records saved by The Western Front Association available on Ancestry


The Western Front Association are pleased to share the excellent news that Ancestry will be making publicly further Pension Records in the lead up to the 11th November 2018.  Ancestry are working hard on the scanning and digitisation of the Pension Record Cards and Ledgers that The Western Front Association saved from destruction. As with the the …

FREE: 'Football and the British Army in the Great War: Myths and Reality' with Dr Iain Adams : 30 November


This free event will explore the history of football in the First World War and commemorating the centenary of the Armistice with a football match dedicated to peace. To mark the hundredth anniversary of the end of the First World War, University of Kent staff will play a football match and officially twin a sports pitch with the Flanders Peace Fi…

After the Armistice: Prosthetics and Poverty by Dr Martin Purdy


Dr Martin Purdy will be talking about the return of wounded soldiers following the armistice at the end of the first world war and the development of prosthetics in the treatment and support of amputees. He will also cover how the wounds affected a soldiers' ability to find work after the war and the large amount of post war poverty among soldiers …

Armistice 1918 and After – Local perspectives by Stephen Barker


This fully illustrated talk looks at the impact of the First World War Armistice and the legacy of the war in local communities. It looks at how the Armistice was celebrated, what happened when soldier returned home and how families managed in the immediate aftermath. Emphasis is placed on individual soldiers’ and families’ stories, oral testimony …

6 July 'Ends and Beginnings: Legacies of the Great War'


A one day conference about the legacies of the Great War will be held at the National Army Museum on Saturday 6 July. Doors open 9:30am. Start 10:00am finish 5:00pm.  ‘Ends and Beginnings: Legacies of the Great War’ will explore aspects of the conflict following the Armistice on 11 November 1918.   Organised jointly by The Western Front Associ…

Alpha and Omega by Colin Carbert


Colin Carbert's talk looks at the days just before the Great War and the days immediately after the Armistice.  The Armistice initially ran for 36 days and was regularly extended until the Treaty of Versailles became operative. Find us at St. Mary's Church, Station Road, Allerton Bywater, WF10 2DH. All meetings are open to non - WFA members who al…

Peace at Last: A Portrait of Armistice Day, 11 November 1918 by Guy Cuthbertson


Peace at Last: A Portrait of Armistice Day, 11 November 1918 Yale University Press, £18.99, 293pp, hb, ills, notes, further reading. ISBN: 978–030–023–338–4  ‘It wasn’t a peace treaty, but it was peace’, the author says – and that was how the news of the Armistice was received by relieved citizens and soldiers alike. The author’s account covers ev…

The WFA's 2019 Armistice commemoration at the Cenotaph


Images of The Western Front Association's 25th, 11th November Cenotaph Armistice Commemoration. We are grateful to Jeff Moore for these photographs.  London Scottish Pipers prepare Parade Marshal John Chester (centre with bowler hat) and a group of members and guests    This year, the RAF provided the guard of honour Poppy wreaths fro…

Verdun : Remembrance Sunday 10 November 2019


Report by Suzanne Make This year I decided to spend a few days over Armistice weekend with friends in Verdun. We took part in two ceremonies. On Remembrance Sunday we stood, side by side with the French and a small German contingency, outside the Ossuary in Verdun. The Eternal Flame had come from the Arc de Triomphe in Paris and was carried care…

Distant Thunder No.3. The Journal of the Irish Branches of The Western Front Association


Distant Thunder No.3   Contents    Willie Redmond - The Only Isolated Grave? by Trevor Adams  Last Days of the 16th (Irish) Division by Dr Brendan O’Shea  The Notice Board by Gerry White  A ‘Mere Six Weeks’?  Examining the Longevity of Infantry Officers’ Frontline Service During the Great War by Dr Tom Thorpe  Cork’s First Armistice – A …