Tuesday 12th October 2021 - The 'Spanish' Flu Pandemic 1917-19 - Dr Jane Orr
An explanation of the epidemiology of the pandemic and a discussion of its effect on the progress of the war effort in 1918, especially from the German point of view.
Tuesday 9th November 2021 - Cheltenham in The Great War - Neela Mann
Cheltenham in the Great War is the first book to portray the town, its people and the impact of the `war to end all wars' from the declaration of war in 1914 to Armistice Day in 1918. Almost 1,000 Cheltenham women left by train every day for munitions work, hundreds made airplanes in the Winter Gardens, many were nurses and most former suffragettes joined the WVR. Why did two schools do double shifts and for what did the townspeople raise GBP186,000 in one week in 1918? How did Cheltenham cope with 7,250 soldiers billeted in the town and `khaki fever'? This book gives an insight into the lives of different social classes in Cheltenham - including stories of remarkable women - and how their war was fought on the Home Front.
Tuesday 14th December 2021 - Member's Evening
For our December meeting we draw on the wide and varied expertise and knowledge of our Branch members. We have a small selection of ten-minute length presentations throughout the evening on a Great War related subjects of their choice.
Not Quite Fitting the Mould: A Fresh Look At Some Brigade and Battalion Com…