10 November 2018 15:18
As we come towards the end of the Great War centenary, the Herts at War team have discussed a number of ways in which we could mark that important date with a talk or a series of talks. We have decided that, after discussions with a number of groups, we are very pleased to work in partnership with the #GreatWar100 initiative to host a one-off two day event in Hertfordshire which would see a number of top historians delivering a series of talks on a wide range of Great War subjects over a two day period – something which we are proud to announce details of here.
Based at our ‘home location’, the University of Hertfordshire DeHavilland Campus, and with the kind support of The Everyday Lives at War Centre, part of the University of Hertfordshire's Heritage Hub, we are delighted to see the following speakers on the proposed line-up for Friday 9th evening & Saturday 10th November 2018:
- Alexandra Churchill – King George V in the Great War
- Peter Hart – the Last Battle – Endgame on the Western Front
- Joshua Levine – Pioneers of Military Aviation
- Dr Phil Weir – The Royal Navy in 1918
- Prof Peter Doyle - Remembering Tommy
- Dan Hill – The War on the Western Front
- Richard Van Emden – 1918 – The Decisive Year
- Laura Burkinshaw – Beyond Jutland - The Royal Navy
Talks will be held on Friday evening (shorter 30 min talks) and throughout Saturday (full length one-hour talks). These will be accompanied by children’s events, various book-stalls, military artefacts handling sessions and an opportunity to interact with kit and equipment familiar to the Tommy during the Great War.
With such a stellar line-up, we are sure this event will be very well attended and are pleased to see it coming to Hertfordshire on such a special occasion.