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The Great War, Memory and Ritual: Commemoration in the City and East London, 1916-1939

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Book review by James Brazier. This is the latest volume in The Royal Historical Society's Studies in History series. The book's author, Dr Mark Connelly, is Reuters Lecturer in Media History at the University of Kent and has given talks to a number of Western Front Association Branches in the south east on Great War British and Canadian war artist…


‘1918-2018: The End of the War and the Re-Shaping of a Century’ 6-8 September

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‘1918-2018: The End of the War and the Re-Shaping of a Century’   This important and unique conference will be taking place between the 6-8 September 2018 at the University of Wolverhampton. Seven keynote addresses from some of the leading academic authorities on the First World War and its aftermath will be at the heart of the conference, alo…


Public Schools and the Great War by David Walsh

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David Walsh's talk on 'Public Schools and the Great War' is based on his book of the same title, published by Pen and Sword in 2013 and co-written with Sir Anthony Seldon. The illustrated talk looks at the impact of the war on public schools at home and abroad, their staff and alumni, recounts many stories to describe their experiences and analyses…


17 May: FREE CONFERENCE Contested Commemorations: Reflections on the First World War Centenary.

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Reflections on the First World War Centenary. A Royal Historical Society Symposium at the Open University A FREE day of lectures organised by the Department of History, The Open University Programme: 10.00 – 10.15 Tea and Coffee 10.15 – 10.30 Welcome from Professor Annika Mombauer (The Open University) 10.30 – 11.…


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"Ypres: Holy ground of the British Empire" by Professor Mark Connelly

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In this talk Professor Mark Connelly looks at the special place that Ypres occupies in British commemoration between 1914-1939. This will include the feelings of the pilgrims, the role of Ypres League and the rise of the Anglo-Belgium community as ex-servicemen IWGC gardeners married local women and started families. So if you would like to learn m…


'The Bravest Little Street in England' by Carole Evans

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Main image: Installation at the Lumen Crypt Gallery, Nov 2019 Portrait: From “A Street of Soldiers” About the talk: 'The Bravest Little Street in England' is about the brave men of Chapel Street, of Altrincham, near Manchester, who failed to return home from the First World War 100 years ago. Chapel Street received the accolade of “the bravest …