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Inaugural Meeting of a NEW Branch of The Western Front Association


This meeting is aimed at establishing a branch for Richmond & North Yorkshire and to be the first of a regular programme.   Setting up the branch: recruiting volunteers and dates for further meetings etc.   Inaugural Lecture   Sean Godfrey Chairman Cleveland Branch WFA   '1914 – Illusions Shattered: How the war began, British actions u…

REMINDER: Up Coming WFA National and Regional Conferences


  Suffolk : 11 August 2018 Suffolk 5th Annual Centenary Conference '1918 The Winning Formula'   Speakers: Peter Simkins, Jack Sheldon and Peter Hart Panel Discussion chaired by Taff Gillingham VENUE: University of Suffolk in Ipswich Purchase Tickets > HERE         Wolverhampton : 6-8 September 2018 WFA/University of Wolverhampt…

'Combles' by Sean Godfrey


The Capture of Combles on 25 September took part as the larger ‘Battle of Morval’ during the Somme Campaign of 1916. The village of Combles was well to the rear of the original area attacked in July and the area had become a shelter for German reserves, supplies and engineer stores and a staging area for reinforcements.  Combles was attacked by t…

'Hunted With All The Hounds, 24th August - The Day After Mons' with Sean Godfrey


Historically accepted at the first day of the 'Great Retreat' the vicious engagements of the 24th August are often forgotten. However British casualties on this day were higher than for the Battle of Mons. This talk looks at the actions of the day, in particular Frameries, Wasmes, Elouges and Audregnies.