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'Grandpa's War' with Susan Burnett


The fascinating story of Norman Woodcock by his granddaughter Susan Burnett. Norman Woodcock joined the Territorial Army aged 17 in January 1914 and was immediately called up on the outbreak of war.  He served on almost every front in the war with the exception of the African campaigns as a signaller Beginning with the ill fated Gallipoli campai…

'Africa and the Great War' by Greg Drozdz


Greg Drozdz will be giving a presentation on Africa during the First World War.  Greg Drozdz's father was a Flight Sergeant of 300 Polish Squadron during the Second World War. Having studied history at university it was only much later that he had his father's diaries translated from Polish into English. Greg is the vice-chairman of the Hinckley a…

17 May: FREE CONFERENCE Contested Commemorations: Reflections on the First World War Centenary.


Reflections on the First World War Centenary. A Royal Historical Society Symposium at the Open University A FREE day of lectures organised by the Department of History, The Open University Programme: 10.00 – 10.15 Tea and Coffee 10.15 – 10.30 Welcome from Professor Annika Mombauer (The Open University) 10.30 – 11.…