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The Bar Convent Living Heritage Centre

17 Blossom Street

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YO24 1AQ

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With Our Backs to the Wall: The Centenary of the 1918 German Spring Offensive and the Legacy of World War One in Yorkshire

This symposium marks the centenary of the end of WWI in Britain’s greatest crisis, The Spring Offensive, and the legacy of the war in 1920s and 1930s using archived film footage made in Yorkshire during this period. ‘With Our Backs to The Wall’ is a symposium that showcases the research of World War One academics and archive films made in Yorkshire during and after WWI. The films come from the Yorkshire Film Archive and show how the events affected Yorkshire in Interwar Britain and how the resonance of the Great War is still shaping society today.

Programme:
13.00 - Welcome address
13.15 - Keynote Speaker Professor Edward Spiers on the Spring Offensive, and Guest note speakers (Dr Chris Price, Martin Watts, Dr Alice Brumby)
14.30 - Afternoon refreshments
14.45 - Interwar archive films and audience discussion
15.45 - Refreshments
16.00 - Event closes


Date:
Saturday 30th June 2018
Venue: Bar Convent, 17 Blossom Street, York. YO24 1AQ



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