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Role Purpose: To coordinate and lead, the activities/business of the Executive Committee in order that the objectives of the Organisation are met in accordance with constitutional responsibilities and, within guidelines as required by the Charities Commission and English Law. Key Functions: Direction and Control of The Western Front Associatio…


The 11th President's Conference : '1913 Expectations Meet the Realities of War'

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Times: Doors open at 09:00 for a 09:45 start. Ends about 16:30. Speakers '"We have all been blind" - Erich von Falkenhayn on late 1914' by Prof Holger Afflerbach I will start with Falkenhayn's statement from autumn 1914 that "we were all blind" because we had not understood the lessons offered by the Russo-Japanese war. I will then go in two d…


The Rob Thompson Memorial Conference

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The late Rob Thompson was, in his own words, an "accidental military historian". But, in the opinion of others, he was "a true scholar … with a new way of looking at the Great War" and "an off the wall character with rock star charisma". This conference celebrates his lifetime achievements - in historical research, critical interpretation and publi…


Cork Conference on ‘Aspects of the Great War’

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On 7 October 2023, the Cork Branch of The Western Front Association will be holding a one-day conference on ‘Aspects of the Great War’. As the title suggests, during the conference a panel of six leading academics and historians will examine different military, social and political aspects of the conflict. There will also be a display of artefacts …


The Milton Keynes WFA Conference

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Expert speakers presenting exciting aspects of the Great War:  Alexandra Churchill: ‘The Hejaz Railway’ Peter Hart, Gary Beale: ‘Laughter or Cry: Life or Death in the Trenches’ Michael O' Brien: 'The Pirate of Buccari’ Helen Frost: ‘The Women’s Land Army ‘ Buffet lunch included, plus tea, coffee and biscuits throughout the day. Milit…


Annual Conference & AGM 2024

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This year the AGM will be held in Leeds at Weetwood Hall Estate Topics and Speakers: Anne Buckley ‘German on the Run, from Tsingtao to Skipton’ Dr Irfan Malik ‘Dulmial village (in modern day Pakistan) in the Great War Fraser Skirrow ‘Most of the Work, Most of the Blame, Noe of the Credit. Platoon commanders in the Great War’  Followed by T…


The Helion & Co Great War Conference 2023

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Helion & Co are delighted to announce their first dedicated Great War conference at the Birmingham & Midland Institute. An exciting line-up of speakers will examine a variety of aspects of the British Expeditionary Force on the Western Front 1914-18 with a stimulating range of papers. There will also be a book stand with an extensive sele…


CONFERENCE : 1st, 2nd, 3rd March Canada (Pacific Coast Branch)

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We're sure members of The WFA will be excited to learn of details of this conference in Canada. It will be held in Victoria B.C., Canada which runs from Friday evening (1st March) through to Sunday lunchtime (3rd March). Details and registration is available on the Canada (Pacific Coast Branch) website. In brief the conference will run as follows…


CONFERENCE : 1st, 2nd, 3rd March Victoria, Canada (Pacific Coast)

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Our annual conference or 'Seminar Series' will be held in Victoria B.C. and runs from Friday evening (1st March) through to Sunday lunchtime (3rd March). Details and registration is available on the Canada (Pacific Coast Branch) website. In brief the conference will run as follows: Friday Evening from 6.00pm Saturday 8.00am (doors open) to 4.…