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Free Online Talk – Victory and Loss: Britain after the First World War

November 19 @ 2:00 pm GMT

Both a joyous victory and a solemn reminder of all that had been lost – the end of the First World War brought people together in national celebration, yet also deep grief and mourning.

This conflicting time is brought to life as William Butler looks at both aspects of Britain in peacetime. Join him as he explores the widespread joy felt throughout Britain, exemplified at the 1919 Peace Day celebrations, yet also uncovers the deep trauma felt nationally.

Looking at significant examples of memorialisation, such as the Cenotaph created in Whitehall, the reburial of the executed nurse Edith Cavell, and the burial of the Unknown Warrior in Westminster Abbey, this talk shows a very human side of Britain in the aftermath of war.

This talk is presented by Dr William Butler, Head of Military Records.

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This online talk will be presented on Microsoft Teams.

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November 19
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2:00 pm GMT
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Date:
November 19
Time:
2:00 pm GMT
Event Categories:
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Other

Additional Information:
This is an online event