Smoke, Gas, Strikes, Metal and Slums

An historical walk through the Dings and St Philips

Date: , 2017
Time:
Venue: The Hydra Bookshop, BS2 0EZ
Price: Free/donation
With: Geoff Woolfe
Due to popular demand, the Remembering the Real World War One history group are re-staging the Smoke, Gas, Strikes, Metal And Slums walk that was so well-attended twice last year. A two hour walk through St Philips and the Dings where Alfred Jefferies, the only man from Bristol shot for desertion, and his family lived and worked, including his brother Arthur who was killed in action on the Somme. Learn about the forgotten industries, back streets, schools and social history of Bristol in the […]

The Somme 1916: From Both Sides of the Wire

Episode 3: End Game

Date: , 2017
Time:
Venue: The Cube, BS2 8JD
Price: £4/£3
Series: Remembering the Real WWI
This BBC series uses original research in German military archives to interrogate long-standing assumptions and prevailing myths about the what happened in the most iconic battle of the First World War. The final programme, End Game questions the broadly accepted idea that the Somme campaign was the ‘decisive victory’, British Commander in Chief Douglas Haig claimed it to be. To do this, it examines the revealingly different military cultures of the British and Germany armies, not just in terms […]

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