Antrim and Down Branch Western Front Association
Antrim and Down BranchWestern Front Association   

2019 Speaker programme

14 February

John Powell, 'Haig's Tower of Strength: General Sir Edward Bulfin'.

14 March

Dr Emmanuel Destenay, University College Dublin, 'The Homecoming of Ex-Servicemen to Ireland'

11 April, AGM (details on the website)

Margaret Graham, 'WW1 Nurses-the Northern Ireland Connection' 

9 May, afternoon half day branch Spring Conference, ‘ The Consequences of War’, 2 – 4.30 pm at PRONI (directions below)

Speakers to include (tbc):

Dr William Butler (University of Kent) on the British army mutinies of 1919.
Dr Mario Draper (University of Kent) on the Connaught Rangers in India, 1920.
Dr Stefanie Linden (Maastricht University) on shell shock during the First World War and after.
Dr Patricia Marsh (PRONI) on the flu epidemic in Ulster in 1919.

13 June

Mike Taylor, Beyond the Somme - 'Brig-Gen Frank Crozier and the Welsh Bantam Brigade'.

July and August

No meeting

12 September

Michael Nugent, ‘It was an awful Sunday': the 2nd Inniskillings at the Battle of Festubert, May 1915.

5 October (Saturday ), all-Ireland WFA branch one day conference, ‘Hinge of the Twentieth Century: the Aftermath of the First World War'. Speakers include Professor Gary Sheffield, Gerry White and Lar Joye.

Details to follow

10 October

John Green, 'Willie Redmond and the Great War'.

14 November, afternoon half day Winter Conference

Details tbc

December

No meeting

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