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Ep. 155 – Zeppelin Nights : London in the First World War – Prof. Jerry White


Professor Jerry White, Professor in History at Birkbeck, University of London, talks about his social history about the London during the Great War. This is published by Vintage.

ONLINE: 'When Woolwich Went to War' by Steve Roberts


In association with the Kent (East) branch of the Western Front Association  Image: Women cleaning equipment returned from the Front. (Courtesy: IWM Q 108423)     "Throughout the centuries the prosperityof Woolwich has depended upon war, or the rumour of war." About the online talk: The London Metropolitan Borough of Woolwich has long been a…

The Boys of Blackhorse Road by Malcolm Doolin


More than simply a collection of personal, short life and service histories of the boys who as men served and died during the First World War, The Boys of Blackhorse Road is a social history of the era, which ably straddles this extraordinarily transitional era, say 1880s to 1920s. The story of the school is assiduously told; throughout it remains…

ONLINE: From Plumstead to Palestine – Some Cockney War Stories


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 E…