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036: Winter 1992


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083: August/September 2008


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20 July 1916 : Pte. Alexander McGregor McKenzie


He was a farmer. He enlisted at Keswick, South Australia on 7 May 1915 and embarked on overseas service from Adelaide aboard HMAT Kanowna on 23 June 1915. After serving at Gallipoli with the 27th Bn AIF from September 1915, Alexander moved to Egypt. After a period of illness, he transferred to the 32nd Battalion and moved to France, arrivi…

16 January : '"An elegy of mud, blood and darkness" : Australian war writing and the third battle of Ypres’ with Matt Haultain-Gall


‘The year 1917 had been one of disaster for our arms in all save the Messines attack’ wrote the Australian ex-serviceman G.D. Mitchell in Backs to the Wall. Few of his comrades would have disagreed. The Australian Imperial Force (AIF) lost far more men in the battles for Bullecourt (France), Messines and Passchendaele than at their 1915 baptism o…

The Western Front Association's 2021 Calendar


The Western Front Association's 2021 calendar is now available. Once again it features images of the battlefield taken by a number of photographers who have kindly donated their work. For 2021 the scenes depict points of interest in France, Belgium and Italy. Some of these will be well known but others are 'off the beaten track'. The calendar ha…

'The Attack at Fromelles 19th/20th July 1916' by Paul Cobb


Paul Cobb first visited the battlefields in 1969 and has been back many times undertaking research on various aspects of the war and leading tours. He is a former Membership Secretary and Vice Chair of the WFA. He has been on the speakers' circuit for many years; his main interest is the Australian Imperial Force, speaking at WFA branches in the UK…

Ep.287 – The Bucks village of Lee in the First World War – Dr Michael Senior


Dr Michael Senior, who has a lifelong interest in the First World War and has devoted much of his retirement to research, lecturing and writing about aspects of the Western Front.  Your browser does not support the audio element. In this Men…

Of No Earthly Use. The 2nd Line Territorial Force Divisions and the Western Front 1914–18 by K W Mitchinson


(Helion, 2021) £29.95, paperback, 301 pages inc maps, index, notes and refs. plus 18 pages full colour photographs. ISBN 978–1–914059–95–7 Buy a copy now >  Since 1995, Bill Mitchinson has been producing meticulously researched books on some of the less fashionable units of the British Army in the early 20th century, espe…