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Remembering WW1: The Darkest Days
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    Talks and Discussions
  • Date(s)
    23 September 2014
  • Time
    7:30 PM
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Remembering WW1: The Darkest Days
We regret that this event has been cancelled.

The centenary of the outbreak of the First World War gives us much to contemplate and reflect on. Is it time though to question the standard account of Britain’s choice for war? Did Britain go to war for the future of the British Empire and not for Belgium or democracy?

In The Darkest Days, historian Douglas Newton uncovers how key figures rushed the nation into war against vehement opposition in parliament, the press and in the streets.

Do today’s military adventures – and the movements that oppose them – suggest we have learned anything from our past?

Douglas Newton will be joined in discussion with Professor Vron Ware (Kingston University) and Joe Glenton (journalist and author of Soldier Box). The event will be chaired by Daniel Trilling (Editor, New Humanist).

In partnership with New Humanist and Verso Books.

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