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28 January 1916 Dvr Thomas Spurr died of an illness

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Born in Batley, Yorkshire in 1889, Thomas was living at 33, Barden Lane, Burnley, Lancs at the time of his enlistment. A pre-war territorial, he was mobilised on 5 August 1914 and set sail at Southampton for Egypt on 10 September. After disembarking at Alexandria on 25 September 1914 he took part in the defence of the Suez Canal zone before moving…


'Glum Heroes' a talk by Peter Hodgkinson

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Peter Hodgkinson's talk is entitled "Glum Heroes - Hardship, Fear and Death - Resilience and Coping in the British Army on the Western Front 1914-1918.   This talk considers the way fear was expressed and controlled in trench warfare; and the ways in which stoicism, manliness and the norms of the early 20th century society assisted in its control…


'Sex & Morale on the Western Front' a presentation by Dr Bruce Cherry

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Dr. Bruce Cherry will be giving a presentation on'Sex & Morale on the Western Front'. He is the author of The Didn't Want To Die Virgins: Sex and Morale in the British Army on the Western Front 1914-18.  Bruce Cherry has a PhD, a MSc in business strategy, and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing. He has had a career as an inter…


'Winning with Laughter: Cartoonists & the Great War' a talk by Luci Gosling

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Lucinda Gosling considers the role of the cartoon during the First World War and how this most light-hearted of illustration genres boosted morale and made sense of events during the years of conflict. Looking at the careers of various artists including Bruce Bairnsfather and William Heath Robinson, she will also discuss how they found fame throug…



'Combat Motivation at Gallipoli' with Professor Gary Sheffield 22 February FREE EVENT

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Combat Motivation at Gallipoli: A Study in Military Sociology and Military History Professor Gary Sheffield, University of Wolverhampton. Morale and combat motivation of soldiers in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries remains a lively area of research for sociologists and historians. In this paper, drawing upon extensive primary research, G…