Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Update on World War I in Bristol

THE Remembering The Real World War 1 events in the current programme have all been well-attended with interesting presentations and discussions. Below are details of the remaining events. Try to come along if you can.

Tuesday 4th November - hear Sheila Rowbotham talk about Alice Wheeldon who was framed and imprisoned for opposing the war and June Hannam talk about Bristol women who campaigned against the war in 'Women Resisting the Great War'. Full details here

Wednesday 5th November– come down to the Central Reference Library for 'Opening the Archives: Resistance to World War One in Bristol'. See primary sources relating to resistance and reaction during World War One. Highly recommended. Full details here.

Thursday 6th November - hear the story of Alfred Jefferies, the Bristolian shot for desertion in November 1916, and how people in Bristol organised and campaigned against the war in 'Deserters, Conchies and Reds: Bristolian Families in the Great War'. Full details here

Saturday 8th November– historian Kevin Morgan discusses trades union opposition to the war and Ian Wright explains how divergent attitudes to the war affected the Forest of Dean Miners’ Association in 'Trade Unions and Resistance to the Great War'. Full details here.

Wednesday November 12th– following on from David Olusoga's recent documentary, writer-director Dominic Rai brings to life the experiences of Indian soldiers in Flanders, popularised in the acclaimed novel Across the Black Waters by Mulk Raj Anand in 'The World's War: Forgotten Soldiers of Empire'. Full details here.

Full programme details here

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