Paris in World War 1 by Peter Walls
14 Sep

This is not quite the romantic tourist's eye view of Paris that we are all so familiar with. Making use of contemporary photographs, including some of the earliest colour pictures of the city, Peter will show why "The City of Light" was also known as "La Capitale de la Guerre." It was a city of contrasts, facing up to shortages, the loss of so many at the front, the care of the wounded, bombardments and the influx of troops from all over the world. But, with the front line approaching to just over 20 miles away, the traditional Paris, the Paris of cafés, high society and risqué entertainment continued to exercise its fascination.

Members and non-members of The Western Front Association are equally welcome. Any new visitors are guaranteed a friendly atmosphere and a warm welcome from a group of like-minded enthusiasts. 


Manor Academy, Millfield Lane, Nether Poppleton, York, YO26 6PA
14 Sep 2024 14:00