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Away from the Western Front Conference Bristol 30 Oct

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'Away from the Western Front', is an HLF funded First World War centenary project and we will be holding a National Conference in Bristol on 30 October, the centenary of the Mudros Armistice.


The programme

• Alan Wakefield will speak about the Salonika Campaign, followed by three presentations reflecting on personal stories – a Dartmoor stonemason, the artist Stanley Spencer and the composer Gustav Holst.

• Stuart Hadaway will introduce the Palestine Campaign, followed by presentations about how a railway clerk won a VC, and how a churchgoer felt about visiting the Holy Land for the first time.

• Nicholas Saunders will speak about the Arab Revolt, with particular reference to recent excavations of some of the places visited by T. E. Lawrence.

• Soldiers from Lancashire and India fought in Mesopotamia, and some of their experiences will be presented.

• Anne Samson will give an account of the huge African theatre of war.

• There will also be presentations from our Creative Writing Competition, along with music created especially for the project.

• In addition to the formal programme there will be exhibitions about the regional projects.


For further information including booking details visit https://awayfromthewesternfront.org/projects/conference/


We hope you can join us.


Kind regards


Edited by lynedmonds

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