National Conference at York '1917'

National Conference at York '1917'

On 08 July 2017

At Millfield Lane, Nether Poppleton, York YO26 6PA, UK

Posted by David Tattersfield

0207 118 1914

Categories: WFA national events and conferences , Yorkshire

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This conference will look at various aspects of the pivotal year of 1917. 

The all-day conference will have four key speakers who will address important aspects of the year 1917. 

The first speaker will be new Patron of The Western Front Association, Prof Sir Hew Strachan who will talk on 'The Wider War in 1917'

eight col Sir Hew Strachan Prof Sir Hew Strachan

The second speaker will be Prof Stephen Badsey, who will look at British Propaganda in the context of the Third Battle of Ypres.

badseyCapture Prof Stephen Badsey

After a buffet lunch (which is included within the price of the ticket) we will hear from Rob Thompson whose presentation is entitled 'If we do this, we do it properly: The Canadian Corps at Passchendaele 1917'.

rob thompsonCapture Rob Thompson

The final speaker of the afternoon will be Dr Bryn Hammond, of the Imperial War Museum who will speak about the last major action of 1917, which is also a neglected aspect of the Battle of Cambrai. Bryn's presentation is entitled 'An equal and opposite reaction: The BEF’s response to the German counter-attack and the final days of the Battle of Cambrai 1917'.

bbryn hammondCapture Dr Bryn Hammond

As well as a buffet lunch, morning and afternoon refreshments are included within the price of £30. (A discount is available if you wish to attend both this and the 6th Presidents conference).

The venue has a large, free car park and is easily accessible from the motorway network (please use the zoomable map below to view the location of Manor School).

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.

How to book: 

Booking on-line is the quickest and easiest method.

If you wish to attend this conference only, click here to book online

If you wish to attend this and the 6th Presidents conference, 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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