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Pending Advice > 1 May : A World Aflame - Illuminating new perspectives on the Great War


Contact the organisers closer to the time to know if this event is going ahead or not.   70 million men served in the First World War. Countless millions more lives were affected, whether through munitions production, medical services or familial ties. This FREE student-run conference will bring together current research on non-military historie...

Men who Played the Game – Sportsmen who Gave their Life in the Great War by Mike Reese


Seren Books, £17.99 268pp, 18 ills. ISBN: 978–178–172–286–2 [This review first appeared in Stand To! 109 June 2017 (Special Edition)] From Edward Poulton’s 1919 tear–stained hagiography of his beloved son, the England pre–war Rugby Union captain Ronald Poulton Palmer, books about sport and the men who ‘played the game’ before going to war have a...