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The First World War and the Americas: from the Arctic Circle to Tierra del...
Sat 1 July 2017, 09:30 – 17:00 BST
As part of our First World War Centenary programme The National Archives is hosting a conference on the Americas, which will address the impact of the conflict across the length and breadth of the two continents.
Keynote speaker, preeminent First World War historian Professor Jay Winter, will provide a broad overview of the conflict from the perspective of the Americas. This will be followed by papers from leading academics offering regional views on the war and its impact.
Speakers will discuss the conflict experiences of those living far from the battlefield, including war enthusiasm, loss and the longer term impact on memory and national identity. They will also consider some of the other ways in which the conflict affected the Americas, notably through trade and economic development. In doing so the event will explore some of the war’s untold stories far away from the Western Front and highlight why it was a truly global conflict.