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'Volunteers' with Richard Van Emden

23 March 2024
2:30pm until 4:00pm
Library @ the Lightbox
11 years and above


After the success of his previous books, The Somme, The Road to Passchendaele, and 1918, best-selling Great War historian Richard van Emden returns to the beginning of the War with this, his latest volume, including an unparalleled collection of soldiers’ own photographs taken on their privately-held cameras. Drawing on long-forgotten memoirs, diaries and letters written by the men who enlisted, Richard tells the riveting story of Kitchener’s volunteers, before they went to fight. Free, booking essential. *Event supported by Pen and Sword*