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The Midlands & The Great War - 17th June 2017 Conference


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If you cannot wait for the next GWF conference and need a fix of lectures and the great buffet Tally Ho puts on every year, why not come along to the inaugural conference from Dr John Bourne and the Military History Society of the West Midlands Police...!


-  2017 CONFERENCE  -
The Midlands & The Great War
Saturday 17th June 2017  10am-5pm

A one day conference hosted by the Military History Society of the West Midlands Police at the Tally Ho Sports & Social Club, Pershore Road, Birmingham


The Midlands was one of the powerhouses of the British war effort during the Great War. It was a major centre for the production of munitions, weapons and military equipment. There was also a ready response to Kitchener’s ‘call to arms. ‘Pals’ battalions’ were not as common as they were in other parts of the country and only Birmingham really raised any, but the Territorial Force was strong, especially in Staffordshire. Infantry regiments with strong Midlands connections fielded 210 battalions, which fought in every theatre of the war. About half a million men were also trained in the Midlands in the great encampments on Cannock Chase. This Day Conference takes a fresh look at how the war was experienced in the Midlands, focusing on working-class attitudes, religious values, the mobilization of manufacturing industry, and remembrance.
Introduced by Professor John Bourne (University of Wolverhampton)

Dr Paul Fantom (Independent Scholar)
Working Class Attitudes to the Great War - Some reflections concerning the Home Front in the Black Country

Dr Wayne Osborne
(Independent Scholar):
Midlands Manufacturing During the Great War

Rev Dr Stuart Bell 
(Honorary Research Fellow at St John's College, University of Durham) :
'United We Stand' - The Response of the Churches of the East Midlands to the Great War

Claire Jones 
(University of Wolverhampton):
Rolls of Honour, Street Shrines & the Little's Lane Memorial, Wolverhampton


Buffet lunch, teas and coffees included
Tickets £25 each


Go to our website for more details!!



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