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The Imperial War Museum Book of the Somme


Book Review by Bob Butcher. It was with a certain feeling of 'We've been here before' that I opened this book, afterall, had not so many already explored the Somme from every angle? Moreover I am not too keen on books consisting largely of personal accounts, valuable though these may be. Nonetheless I had not turned many pages before I became engr…

Aces Falling, War Above The Trenches, 1918


  By Peter Hart ISBN: 978 0 297 84653 6 HB 386 £22.50 Published by Weidenfield & Nicholson. Peter Hart, as one has come to expect, has written a first class account of the 1918 Air War. He has used his intimate knowledge of Great War veterans to illuminate their vital part in achieving the hard won victories in the late summer and autumn of 1…

Stand To! No.1 to No.133 Full Contents Listing


Stand To! 1-133 Content Stand To  1 Spring 1981 Editorial Notes (Peter T. Scott) Serving members of the Western Front Association Early Days, New Paths and Acknowledgements Inaugural Meeting: John Terraine's Address. Historian John Terraine berates those who indulge in ‘purely tragic pilgrimages to the Western Front’. The Loving Care of the…

The call for papers for the 2nd Modern Conflict Research Symposium (MCRS) is now open


Call for Papers Are you interested in presenting at the conference, or attending the event? Papers are invited which offer new interpretations into the study of modern war. Following in success of the inaugural MCRS event hosted at the University of Bradford in February 2018, the series returns with a two day international conference at the ou…

First World War Centenary Programme. A Report from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Support


DOWNLOAD THE FULL REPORT << HERE  The overall conclusion to be drawn from this section is that the First World War Centenary was commemorated in an appropriate way across all parts of the UK and successfully engaged with a broad audience. A second conclusion is that the Commonwealth and wider international dimension to the First World War…

31 Jan to 1 Feb : 2nd Modern Conflict Research Symposium


The 2nd Modern Conflict Research Symposium will be hosted at the Imperial War Museum North, Manchester on 31 January / 1 February 2020. Tickets  are now available to purchase via the university of Huddersfield. MCRS is an interdisciplinary conference which provides a space for discussion about war and conflict between 1850-2017. Over forty resea…

Ep. 142 – The Battle of the Somme Film – Dr Toby Haggith


Dr Toby Haggith, Senior Curator, Department of Second World War and Mid-20th Century Conflict, Imperial War Museum, talks about his research into the 1916 Battle of the Somme Film.

IWM Opens its Museums


IWM Museums are open and welcoming visitors. 

Here are the guidelines relating to Covid-19.

Images from the Imperial War Museum Website 

The Roles Animals Played in the First World War Competition


  This year’s Western Front Association 'Project with Prizes' asks 12-14 year old secondary school students to think about the roles animals played in the First World War. Using examples from Michael Morpurgo’s War Horse as their starting point, students are invited to submit either: 1) One or two passages in which an animal describes their war…

'The Salonika Campaign' with Alan Wakefield


Between 1915 and 1918, British troops were part of a multi-national Allied force fighting against the Bulgarians and their allies in the Balkans. Although disease and the harsh conditions took a heavy toll, they eventually brought the campaign to a successful conclusion. Alan Wakefield is the leading expert on this 'forgotten' campaign and will tal…