Letters from the Front, 1915-1919 - Commemorating the Great War

Monday 12 November 2018, 3:00pm
Venue: Institut français du Royaume-Uni, 17 Queensberry Place, London SW7 2DT
Free but booking essential: 020 7871 3515, https://www.institut-francais.org.uk
As part of The Fabric of Citizenship seminar series


We will be commemorating the centenary of the end of the Great War with a reading of some of the letters of a young British nurse who joined the French Red Cross during the war, and a discussion around the fascinating book they are taken from, Trenches and Destruction. Letters from the Front, 1915-1919. Pleasance Walker (Edited by Caroline Roaf, OxfordFolio, 2018). Dr Caroline Roaf, who first discovered the letters, Professor Alison Light (Common People. The History of an English Family, Penguin, 2015) and Dr Franziska Heimburguer (Sorbonne université) will be discussing this young woman’s experience of the horrors and deprivations of the war but also the art of letter writing and self writing.

As part of The Fabric of Citizenship seminar series.

Admission free
Please book in advance here

Published on 30/10/2018

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