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Major 'Alastair' Soutar, M.C.

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One of the well known 'classic' accounts of the First World War is 'Twelve Days' published in 1933 (and more recently republished as 'Twelve Days on the Somme') by Sidney Rogerson, an officer on the staff of 23 Infantry Brigade (part of the 8th Division). Less well known is his second book, about his experiences in May 1918 on the Aisne. This accou…


Geoff Longmore 1942-2019 RIP

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In the 37-year history of the Wolverhampton Branch of the Western Front Association, the contribution of Geoff and Carol Longmore is without parallel. Sadly, just 2 months after Geoff’s final visit to the October Branch meeting, he passed away at 4.30 am on December 18th 2019 at Russells Hall Hospital, Dudley.  In true World War 1 style, over th…


What got you interested in the First World War?

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Tom Thorpe's opening question on the ‘Mentioned in Dispatches’ podcast series - at least for the last 80+ editions, has been to ask his guest to say who they are and say what got them interested in the First World War. The answers given are as varied as the speakers themselves.  At University Most are published historians or authors so it is no…


'Battlefield Touring' by John Grimwood

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For our December meeting, we welcome John Grimwood who will speak to the branch about the many battlefield tours he has run over very many years. John has all sots of accouts and characters to share from his days guiding visitors around a great variety of battlefields in France and Flanders.   As ever, all members and guests are welcome to attend…


The WFA National Tour - From Retreat to the Aisne

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Tour Dates: 21 June - 24 June 2024 Price Per Person: £750:00  Single Supplement: £125:00   Hotel: Hotel Ibis Soissons, three nights Booking Details : Battle Honours website > From Retreat to the Aisne  This tour in open to the general public and is run in association with the Western Front Association, non-members are encouraged to join The…


The WFA National Tour - Artois 1915

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Tour Dates: 27 - 30 September 2024    Price Per Person: £750:00 (£125:00 Single Supplement) Hotel: Holiday Inn, Central Arras    Booking details : > Artois 1915  The tour in open to the general public and is run in association with the Western Front Association, non-members will be encouraged to join the WFA. This, our second tour of 2024 w…