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'The Western Front. A Plea for Understanding' by John Terraine


John Terraine’s 1983 Address to the Western Front Association. 1984 [This article first appeared in the journal of the Western Front Association, Stand To! No.10 Spring 1984 pp24-27. John Terraine was the first President of The Western Front Association, founded by John Giles in 1980. For much of 1984, John Giles had been unwell which explains the…

104: September 2015 Special Edition


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SPECIAL OFFER: 'Two Sides of the Same Wrong Penny: Gallipoli and the Western Front: A comparison' edited by Michael LoCicero with contributions from Gary Sheffield, Stephen Chambers and others.


Announcing the launch of the Western Front Association / Helion publication: Two Sides of the Same Wrong Penny: Gallipoli and the Western Front, A Comparison The year 1915 saw the BEF severely challenged on the Western Front. Recovering from the loss of the majority of experienced regulars in 1914, a largely new army had to come to terms with t…

Ep. 2 - Lessons from the Battle of the Somme


We hear from historians Steven Barker and Jack Sheldon on how combatants learnt lessons from the Battle of the Somme. Your browser does not support the audio element.  We also discuss with psychologist Peter Hodgkinson his latest book Glum H…

The President's Conference 2022: '1917: The Darkest Year?


The Western Front Association's 10th President's Conference Doors open at 9.00am for a start at 9.45am. It is expected the event will draw to a close at 4.30pm 1917: The Darkest Year?   'David Lloyd George and British Strategy 1917' with Dr. Spencer Jones  'British Monarchy in 1917' with Prof. Heather Jones 'Collective Training in 1917 'Mast…

German Trench Raiding with Dr. Michael LoCicero


Michael makes a welcome return to our Branch and will be presenting 'German Trench Raiding'. This will compliment a recent talk that discussed British raids, their successes, failures and the information gathered and how this assisted in decision making. 

‘Laugh or Cry: Conditions in the Trenches’ with Peter Hart


Peter Hart will be giving a talk on trench warfare.  We ask people to arrive by 7:15pm for a 7:30pm start.  Peter became an oral historian at the Sound Archive of Imperial War Museum in London in 1981. He has written mainly on British participation in the First World War. His books include: The Somme, Jutland 1916; Bloody April on the air war in…