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002: Autumn 1981 (September)


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The Great War, Memory and Ritual: Commemoration in the City and East London, 1916-1939


Book review by James Brazier. This is the latest volume in The Royal Historical Society's Studies in History series. The book's author, Dr Mark Connelly, is Reuters Lecturer in Media History at the University of Kent and has given talks to a number of Western Front Association Branches in the south east on Great War British and Canadian war artist…

The Great War and Remembrance with Tim Atkinson


This talk will be on 'The Great War and Remembrance', specifically the post-war battlefield clearances and the creation of the iconic (Imperial, now Commonwealth) War cemeteries. Here's some copy that describes both the talk and the book I've written about post-war Flanders. At the end of the First World War there were over 150,000 graves scattere…

087: December 2009/January 2010


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Birmingham Branch November 11th 2018 Commemorations


Birmingham Branch is holding a Commemoration to remember the Fallen on all sided and all Theatres on Remembrance / Armistice Day 11th November 2018 at 1400hrs. This will be held at the Branch Commemorative Stone at the National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas DE13 7AR. The event will be opened by an A.C.F. Padre and will comprise of  poems reading et…

The First World War & Commonwealth War Graves Commission by Alan Reed


The Commonwealth War Graves Commission was founded by Fabian Ware and constituted through Royal Charter in 1917 originally called the Imperial War Graves Commission. The change to the present name took place in 1960. In this talk Alan Reed, battlefield guide and author, will explain the background and the work of the CWGC both during the war and al…

Aspects of War - A Great War Tribute


The Strathmore Speakers Club. Just a week before Armistice Day the members of the Strathmore Speakers Club will deliver a programme of short speeches on aspects of the Great War and its aftermath interspersed with readings from Scottish war poets and including a presentation on Western Front cemeteries.

110: October 2017 Special Edition


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Remembrance - Somerset Branch Seminar


The Somerset Branch will be holding a Seminar based on Remembrance the speakers will be  Sir Hew Strachan - Patron of the WFA , Trustee of IWM, CWGC Commissioner  Peter Hart - Military Historian IWM Chris Copson - The Keep Military Museum Sam Astill - Museum of Somerset    Tickets £25 includes tea , coffee and lunch. Booking required as place…

'Uncovering the Dead' with Dr Peter E Hodgkinson


The clearance and burial of the remains of dead soldiers had practical, psychological, social and political connotations. In this paper, 'Clearing the Dead', Peter Hodgkinson considers all of these facto With a lifelong interest in the Great War, Peter toured the Western Front from the late 1960s. He was one of the first to graduate with distinct…