ONLINE: From Plumstead to Palestine – Some Cockney War Stories
12 Dec

The presentation will be live and online. 

The size and story of London’s contribution in the Great War fades into the pages of history somewhat. This presentation charts the story of its regiments, the people of London and the city’s sacrifices.


Shortly after the end of the First World War, the most popular London newspaper of the time, The Evening News, asked readers to send in their stories. Of the countless tales received, the newspaper selected 500 and compiled them into a book that is at once both amusing and poignant. Using this publication to weave the narrative of the Great War, Clive Harris will present the argument that the capital's contribution equates to that of a country as opposed to a city in both size, achievement and loss.

Members wishing to participate will need to register: details of how to register will be circulated via the WFA's newsletter 'Trench Lines'. If you are not a subscriber to 'Trench Lines' please subscribe now. 

To subscribe to Trench Lines, go to the home page of the WFA web site and complete your details in the 'Newsletter signup' box. 

It is also possible to register by clicking this link: From Plumstead to Palestine

The talk will be undertaken using the 'Zoom' software which is freely available. It may not be necessary to load the software to your PC / iPad etc: but we would recommend doing so if you wish to participate in this event.

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ONLINE: From Plumstead to Palestine – Some Cockney War Stories,
12 Dec 2022 20:00