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'The Rebuilding of Ypres after the War' a talk given by Mark Connelly

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Mark Connelly is Professor of Modern History at the University of Kent and a Director of the Gateways' Project. The author of several books including The Great War: Memory and Ritual a study of East London War Memorials, he is currently researching the rebuilding of Ypres and the impact of a British Community on the city.   The East London Branch…


CENTENARY CONFERENCE: 'The End of War and the Reshaping of a Century' : 6 September 1918

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‘The End of the War and The Reshaping of a Century’ 6th - 8th September 2018 As well as The Western Front Association, ‘The End of the War and the Re-Shaping of a Century’ has been developed collaboratively with heritage agencies, museums, art galleries, funders, schools and community groups involved in First World War research, remembrance and e…



Visiting and Revisiting the battlefields, 1919-1938 by Prof. Mark Connelly

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Throughout the Great War the battlefields and the hinterland behind them held a fascination for people. Trying to understand what the major theatre of operations was actually like remained a preoccupation of huge numbers of British people for fairly obvious reasons: family members and friends were fighting and dying out there and often their own wo…


The Great War, Memory and Ritual: Commemoration in the City and East London, 1916-1939

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Book review by James Brazier. This is the latest volume in The Royal Historical Society's Studies in History series. The book's author, Dr Mark Connelly, is Reuters Lecturer in Media History at the University of Kent and has given talks to a number of Western Front Association Branches in the south east on Great War British and Canadian war artist…


'Visiting and Revisiting the Battlefields' Launch Event 8 February 2018

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Join us for a free event at Westgate Hall, Canterbury, to launch two new booklets exploring the history of First World War battlefield visits during the 1920s and 1930s. Book your free place here. The booklets are the result of the Visiting and Revisiting the Battlefields crowd-sourcing project devised by Professor Mark Connelly and supported by …


'Shifting Sands: the changing image of Lawrence of Arabia' by Prof. Mark Connelly

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Professor Mark Connelly of Kent University will give a presentation on Lawrence of Arabia.

The title is 'Shifting Sands: the changing Image of Lawrence of Arabia'.

Meeting starts at 7.15pm in the 1st Floor Lecture Room, Lewes Town Hall. 

Non-members and Members are most welcome.

A small voluntarily given donation is requested to contribute…


FREE EVENT - The Zeebrugge Raid: Creating A Legend: 11 May

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A free event at the University of Kent   Gateways to the First World War is launching a new project to investigate the ways in which the famous Zeebrugge raid of 1918 was presented to the British people, using local and national newspapers and magazines as a source. We would like to recruit a team of volunteers to work with Professor Mark Connel…


SPECIAL OFFER: 'Two Sides of the Same Wrong Penny: Gallipoli and the Western Front: A comparison' edited by Michael LoCicero with contributions from Gary Sheffield, Stephen Chambers and others.

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Announcing the launch of the Western Front Association / Helion publication: Two Sides of the Same Wrong Penny: Gallipoli and the Western Front, A Comparison The year 1915 saw the BEF severely challenged on the Western Front. Recovering from the loss of the majority of experienced regulars in 1914, a largely new army had to come to terms with t…


BOOK NOW: ‘1918-2018: The End of the War and the Re-Shaping of a Century’

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‘1918-2018: The End of the War and the Re-Shaping of a Century’   This important and unique conference will be taking place between the 6-8th September 2018 at the University of Wolverhampton. Seven keynote addresses from some of the leading academic authorities on the First World War and its aftermath will be at the heart of the conference, alo…