6th Western Front Association President's Conference

6th Western Front Association President's Conference

On 03 June 2017

At 331 Pershore Road, Birmingham, Birmingham, West Midlands B5, UK

Posted by David Tattersfield


0207 118 1914


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 For this, the 6th annual President's conference, there is once again a super line up of subjects and speakers:

 Trevor Harvey will give a presentation entitled 'An Army of Brigadiers: British Brigade Commanders at the Battle of Arras 1917'

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Jim Smithson will talk about 'Arras 1917 - The Lost Opportunity'

jim smithson 1a08d37 Jim Smithson 

After a buffet lunch, Lt Col Alex Turner will look at the superb results achieved by General Plumer in a lecture entited 'Messines 1917 - The Zenith of Siege Warfare'

alex turnerCapture Lt Col Alex Turner

Finally, we will hear from an expert on the German Army, Jack Sheldon who will talk about Fritz von Lossberg and German flexible defence 1917

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At the end of the conference there will be a panel discussion including Prof. Peter Simkins and Prof. John Bourne. 


The venue has a free car park. Please use the zoomable map below to view the location of the Tally Ho Conference Centre.


The cost of this conference (which includes a buffet lunch) is just £30 


A discount is available if you wish to attend both this conference and the conference on 8 July in York. (Individually attending these would cost £60, but booking both together entitles you to a discount which reduces the combined cost to just £50 for both conferences).


Members of The Western Front Association and non-members are equally welcome. Any new visitors will be assured of an welcoming and friendly atmosphere among a group of like-minded enthusiasts.


Booking Details

The easiest and quickest way to book for this conference is on-line. 

To book on-line for this event only click here

If you wish to attend this and the conference in York, click here to book online.

Alternatively, it is possible to book by telephone. To do to, contact Sarah Gunn in the WFA office on 0207 118 1914 however due to the high number of telephone calls being received in the WFA office, it would be helpful to use this method only as a last resort.


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