Unfortunately Prof. John Bourne can no longer visit us, but Roy Larkin has stepped into the breach.
In the second part of his presentation of financial aspects of the Great War Roy puts more emphasis on the Home Front than the first ‘Where the Money Went’. He also begins to look at salvage operations that were essential in recouping some of the money spent and in cleaning up the Western Front. The presentation aims to point the imagination towards aspects of the Great War that are obvious when mentioned, but otherwise rarely if ever considered.
Roy has had a lifelong interest in road transport history with particular emphasis on the Great War period. Initial research at the Royal Logistic Corps Museum led to volunteering there and The National Archives have also provided ample opportunity to explore aspects of the back areas and Home Front. Roy is the author of two books about the role of omnibuses in the Great War, as well as a biography of Ernest Holmes from his Great War service with 62 Coy ASC through to Ministry of War Transport heavy haulage during the Second World War.