We are delighted to welcome Professor Derry for another talk on the First World War. On this occasion he will cover the events which took place following the Armistice on 11 November1918 and how these affected the various combatant countries.
An alumnus of Gateshead Grammar School and Emmanuel College, Cambridge, after national service in the RAF, John Derry taught at both Cambridge and the London School of Economics before returning to the North East to join the History Department at Newcastle University, where he ultimately became Professor of History and is remembered also as an outstanding Public Orator.
Cloth Hall, Ypres (Photo: Chris Preston)
Tyne Cot Cemetery (Photo: Chris Preston)