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Causes of War

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A range of materials for mixed ability classes, for year 7, 8 and 9. Right click to save documents. If you have any resources you wish to share, please let us know!  Document Title Focus Format  Causes of War Explosive Barrels  The different causes of war each represented as a barrel of gunpowder. Can the students …


The Gallipoli Oak: A Story of a Family’s Unique Legacy to a Lancashire Fusilier by Dr Martin Purdy

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PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGE  - NOW 17 JAN In March 1922 a Lancashire businessman stepped from a cruise ship onto the Gallipoli peninsula. He was accompanied by a host of other pilgrims equally as desperate to visit this Mediterranean outpost as he and his wife, but what made James Duckworth stand out was the fact that he stepped ashore with a bucket o…


'Military Mining And The La Boiselle Project' with Colin Winn

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Join us for a fascinating talk on Military Mining and the La Boiselle Project by Colin Winn Colin Winn is a retired weapons engineer specialising in the underground conflict.  He is a founder member of the Hawthorn Ridge Crater Association and is interested in the work of the 252 Tunnelling Company in the sector.   Colin will bring relevant artef…


They Called It A Town For Four Winters

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Join us for an interesting and well illustrated talk by Mark Price entitled "They Called It A Town For Four Winters. This talk will cover the history of the two training camps on Cannock Chase during the First World War, Brocton Camp and Rugeleley Camp. Brocton Camp included a prisoner of war camp and there was also a hospital nearby. Mike will …


'The Knutsford Lads Who Never Came Home!' a talk by Tony Davies

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Join us for an interesting talk by Tony Davies about the lads from the village of Knutsford in Cheshire who never came home in the First World War. Based on his research into the men commemorated on the Knutsford War Memorial, and his book 'The Knutsford Lads Who Never Came Home', this well illustrated talk will give us a detailed insight into the…


POSTPONED : 'Hartelebury V.A.D.' a talk by Doug Smith

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This event is now scheduled for 8 January 2021 In the First World War many hundreds of houses were converted into hospitals to help cope with the many thousands of wounded.  When the War ended these houses were closed and the vast amount of records of the patients and nurses who were at these hospitals, destroyed.  Not so Hartlebury VAD Hospital i…


CANCELLED : 'Aftermath' a talk by Professor John Derry

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Due to the Coronavirus, all meetings have been postponed or cancelled until further notice. Please check with us before venturing out to an advertised event.  We are delighted to welcome Professor Derry for another talk on the First World War. On this occasion he will cover the events which took place following the Armistice on 11 November1918 and…


Trapped Behind the Lines: Stories of British Soldiers on the Run

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Hedley Malloch will be giving a talk which will look at British soldiers trapped behind the lines in France and Belgium. Please join us for our first Branch meeting of the year.


Entente Cordially - Paul Handford

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Join us for a fascinating talk by Paul Handford on the little-known subject of the British Volunteers serving in the French Army in the Vosges Mountains.

The talk is the result of his detailed research and visiting the Vosges and highlight this unique and well-preserved area.

 

The Vosges


Lessons of the Hundred Days - Amiens to the Armistice - Dr. Simon Peaple

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Join us for a fascinating talk by Dr Simon Peaple on lessons learned during the Last Hundred Days Campaign during the Advance from the Battle of Amiens in  8 August 1918 to the Armistice on 11 November 1918.    


The Eitel Fritz Farm Raid

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We welcome Douglas Furn to present a talk about a specific raid at Eitel Fritz Farm, in the Ypres Salient, in which a family member participated. The talk will be in the bar area of the Village Hall in Hatfield Peverell.  As ever, the meeting is open to members and non-members of the WFA. Meet 7:30 for an 8pm start. There is a suggested entrance …


Grant Cullen - Steaming to the Front - Britain's Railways and the Great War

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In this talk Grant Cullen will cover the very interesting subject of Britain's Railways and the Great War.

Members and non-members of The Western Front Association are equally welcome. Any new visitors are guaranteed a friendly atmosphere and a warm welcome from a group of like-minded enthusiasts. 



Richard Lloyd - 'Escapers All'

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In this talk, Richard Lloyd will discuss the stories of officers and men who escaped from German captivity during 1914-1918.

Members and non-members of The Western Front Association are equally welcome. Any new visitors are guaranteed a friendly atmosphere and a warm welcome from a group of like-minded enthusiasts. 

 


Using the Red Cross Records as a Resource For Researching British Prisoners of War/George Henry Archer - The Story Behind a Postcard

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Unfortunately Roger Penny will not be able to give his talk on the Battle of the Marne from the French perspective as previously advertised. Instead John Beech will be giving a talk on Prisoners of the First World War - Using The International Committee of the Red Cross Records as a Resource   Chris Preston will be giving a short talk on Georg…


Michael O’Brien - 'There were no neutrals in the Trenches'

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In this talk Michael O'Brien will give an account of those American citizens who died fighting in the British Army during the Somme Campaign from July to November 1916. Members and non-members of The Western Front Association are equally welcome. Any new visitors are guaranteed a friendly atmosphere and a warm welcome from a group of like-minded e…


Tim Halstead - Public Schools and the Junior Officer Corps of 1916

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In this talk Tim Halstead will discuss the Public Schools and Junior Officer Corps of 1916.

Members and non-members of The Western Front Association are equally welcome. Any new visitors are guaranteed a friendly atmosphere and a warm welcome from a group of like-minded enthusiasts. 

 


'They pay me to be an Admiral…' or 'The Escape of the Goeben'

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On the outbreak of the Great War, the battlecruiser Goeben evaded the Royal Navy's Mediterranean Squadron, later becoming part of the Turkish navy. This talk by Dr Scott Lindgren explores the events, reasons and consequences of these early naval affairs. Members and non-members of The Western Front Association are equally welcome. Any new visitors…


Dr Adam Prime - India's Great War

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This talk looks at India's contribution to the First World War in every sense of the word. It takes in the huge recruitment boom. It also looks at the experiences of Indian soldiers (and their British officers) on the Western Front, in Gallipoli, in Mesopotamia and in the Middle East. Finally, it looks at India itself; and the actions undertaken th…