Profiles on the First World War a talk by Jerry Rendell
09 Apr

Image taken from "The Silhouettes of Captain H L Oakley".  

The current issue of Stand To! contains an article by Jerry called "Trench Life in Silhouette" which is based on his book "Profiles of the first Word War". 
Jerry Rendell’s great uncle Captain Lawrence Oakley was a well known silhouette artist who served in the Green Howards during the First World war. He designed two of the best known recruiting posters and his silhouettes from the front were published in the Bystander magazine. They give a striking and unique account of the war in France, Belgium, and Italy and in the immediate period after the war in Germany. In his last year he was ADC to the GOC of the 32nd Division which gave him privileged access to events at that time. (Reference Stand To! Article) 
Meeting Rooms, 3 Merrial Street, Newcastle under Lyme, ST5 2AD
09 Apr 2018 18:30