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Digging the Trenches: The Archaeology of the Western Front.


Andy Robertshaw, David Kenyon Pen and Sword, £25.00, 207pp ills throughout, notes, index. ISBN 184415671-0. Since I have frequently been guilty of criticising the quality of Pen and Sword books, I feel bound to note that, quite apart from its fascinating content, this is the company’s best quality book for a long time. Clear typography is support…

The Unknown Warrior: A special magazine for members from The Western Front Association


On the evening of 10 November 1920 a train pulled into Platform 8 of London’s Victoria Station. An honour guard and deep reverence surrounded the arrival of the Unknown Warrior, somebody’s father, somebody’s son, a nameless everyman from the Western Front. The event itself has stirred the imagination ever since. The Warrior’s burial next day at We…

Announcing 'Illusions of Peace' Digital Conference


The years after 1918 did not, as popular myth would have it, bring about universal peace. In fact, the ‘war to end all wars’ accomplished little of the sort. In the aftermath of the First World War, the belligerents endured years of ongoing military campaigns, domestic political upheaval, cultural transformation and territorial disputes. It was a …

The Unknowns Continue to Appear – the Work of the War Graves Adjudication Unit by Emma Worrall


[This article first appeared in the November 2020 Special Edition of Stand To! The Unknown Warrior: Fact, Fiction, Context and Legacy. Members received four copies of Stand To! and three copies of Bulletin every year along with any ‘Specials’ we produce. As a member you have access to the Stand To! Archive.] The War Graves Adjudication Unit (WGA…

Spring Conference and AGM 2023 : National Army Museum, London


Programme for the Day 9.30am Doors open – Teas Coffees 10.15am Welcome by the Chair 10.20am 'The British West Indian Regiment: Race and colour on the Western Front' by Dominiek Dendooven 11.20am 'Absent bodies and broken hearts: the Imperial War Graves Commission and the repatriation debate, 1915-1939” by Prof.Mark Connelly 12.30pm Sa…

Ep.304 – The Indian Army in the First World War – Dr Alan Jeffreys


Dr Alan Jeffreys talks about his recent publication of collected essays on the Indian Army recently published by Helion.


Alan is Head of Equipment and Uniform at the National Army Museum an…

Women’s Football and the British Army. From the Great War to the Present Day


Join a panel of experts at the National Army Museum as they discuss the historic relationship between women’s football and the British Army. Football has been a feature of Army life since the mid-19th century. From kickabouts in military bases worldwide to helping establish the professional game we know today, the Army and its soldiers have long b…

The First Lionesses! The Army Pay Office Preston Ladies Football Team During The Great War by John Black


Introduction It has been noted that the increase in popularity of association football in Britain was a male working–class phenomenon, which arose due to certain relaxations within the industrial working day, and although correct, there are exceptions. For example, the Royal Engineers Association Football Club played in the first Football Associat…

SPECIAL EVENT AT NAM - Football and War: The First World War


Image: Members of the 17th Battalion, The Middlesex Regiment in football kit, 1915 (c) [NAM: 86120] Join a panel of experts for this National Army Museum event as they discuss the role and importance of football during the First World War, both for those fighting on the front and for British society at large. Football has been a feature of Army l…

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The Western Front Association (The WFA) was formed with the purpose of furthering interest in First World War of 1914-1918. We also aim to perpetuate the memory, courage and comradeship of all those who served their countries on all sides, across all theatres and fronts, on land, at sea and in the air and at home, during the Great War.

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