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World War One: An Introduction

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Wymering Manor

Old Wymering Lane

Portsmouth

PO6 3NL

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The first of a series of Heritage Talks in the Music Room of Wymering Manor.

Charles Haskell passionately talks about how the outbreak begin to the role women played during the conflict, as well as more specialist presentations on subjects like the Harlem Hell fighters - The Black American regiment adopted by the French and feared by the enemy.

World War One, an introduction is illustrated with some genuine “rusty old artefacts” and covers the situational build-up before the initiation of conflict, the Assassination of the Arch Duke Franz Ferdinand, the domino effect, other countries joining the war as well as a whole host of personal stories that allow for the audience to start to understand the genuine horrors of The Great War.

This first experience developed in partnership between Torchlight Heritage and Charles Haskell is free of charge to attend. Booking is essential, and Tickets are limited. Those attending will be encouraged to make a donation which will be shared between the World War One Remembrance Centre, and The Wymering Manor Trust.

Charles is the Director of the World War One Remembrance Centre, in Hilsea, Portsmouth. He has always been interested in history and his initial focus was on the Napoleonic wars, until he had a conversation with his grandmother, who told him about her brother Edward Albury Jackson who served in the Kings Royal Rifle Corps during World War One. It was at this point his focus and passion moved to the first world war. Little did he know, over forty years later. He would be developing a museum dedicated to the subject, and delivering talks to encourage members of the public to remember to subject.


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