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Western Front 100 Seminar - 1917: Becoming the Senior Partner?


The Suffolk Branch of the Western Front Association are proud to present a six-year-long centenary event comprising six inter-connected annual seminars with excellent guest speakers.   For 1917: Becoming the Senior Partner?, the fourth in the series, we are proud to present: Professor Alexander Watson 'Turning Point: The War Beyond the Western F…

'Chemin des Dames and the French Mutinies 1917' – A talk by Tony Taylor-Neale


Tony Taylor-Neal will be talking about the Chemin des Dames   Requested entrance donation £3 with an optional buffet for £1.50.   IMAGE: The devastated village of Soupir, May 1917. 

'The French Army on the Somme' a talk by Dave O'Mara


Dave O'Mara will be giving a talk on the French Army on the Somme.    David O'Mara has been a member of the WFA on and off since 1983. He has written hundreds of pieces for the WFA website, most notably 'On This Day' as well as articles for Stand To!. Now a published author with several titles out he has become a regular speaker at branch events.…

'The other first day on the Somme. The success of the French Sixth Army 1st July 1916' by Bill McCormick


Bill McCormick will give a talk on the success of the French Sixth Army on the First Day of the Somme.   We meet at the White Horse Inn, Trowse on the first Thursday of each month at 7.30pm.

Mutiny to Victory – The French Army of 1918 by Francois Wicart


A talk in two parts by branch member François Wicart. He will look at the mutiny in the French army in 1917 and Pétain's actions to repair and prepare it for future offensive action followed by an analysis of the results of the French successes in the 1918 fighting. François is a French national who studied at both French and British universities b…

'The French Army on the Somme 1916' with David O'Mara


The French Army on the Somme 1916 by Dave O'Mara The talk covers the lesser known 'French Battle of the Somme' July-December 1916 serving as an introduction to the French participation, almost 50/50 by the end of the battle, in what is usually thought of as a 'British' battle.  The talk begins with brief accounts of 1914 and 1915 (and 1871!) befor…

Points of Interest - Alsace 1914-1915


Wessex Branch Member Nick Jude talks on his researches concerning actions in Alsace and the Vosges Mountains early in the Greta War.  His research is highly detailed and the knowledge he has of  Alsace and the French Armies actions during 1914-15 will of great interest to students of WW1

5575 Sdt 2e Cl Lucien Pierre Castelnau, 122 RI (French Army)


Born on 26 July 1894 (‘Class of 1914') at Castenet (Tarn-et-Garonne). He was killed in action on 16 March 1915 during one of the repeated attacks on Cote 196 near Beausejour and, unfortunately, has no known grave. 16 March 1915 Research by David O’Mara

The French on the Somme: From Serre to the River Somme – August 1914 – 30 June 1916


Pen & Sword, £14.99, 234pp., softback, ills, maps, index, appendices, notes and refs, bibliog. ISBN: 978–152–672–240–9 This is the second of five books about the French Army on the Somme planned by David O’Mara. His first, covering the French action on the Somme in 1916, appeared in 2018 and provided an outstanding introduction to what is,…

'Entente Cordially' a talk by Paul Handford


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. Hartmannswillerkopf - The Vosges (Photo: Chris Preston)         …