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There is now a plan for London Remembering the Real World War 1
group to hold some event in May, in London, rather than the national organising
conference previously proposed..
The two main suggestions were Public
Meeting or a Freeschool.
It was felt that the less formal format
of a Freeschool drop-in day might attract more curious members of the public,
and be more effective generally; this idea was approved by those present on a show
It was suggested that the Freeschool
could consist of a series of informal
talks on a variety of topics concerning the real world war one, with
members of the group and invited speakers.
These could include:
The Calais Mutiny 1919
General summery of world war one..causes,
key events, etc.
What happened in France
Other ides for the day (or another):
Songs of world war one
/concert/performance (tie-in with the revival of Oh what a lovely war, at
Film screening, e.g. Abel Gance, J'accuse - ( section with live music?)
Date, venue and details to be confirmed –
watch this space.
Adam Hochschild’s talk at Friends’
meeting house last month. In general, people spoke positively about his
presentation, his book - To End All Wars - and the full turn-out on that
Also mentioned: Alice Wheeldon - Blue
Plaque in Derby - and Derby people's history group.
Visit and talk at Bank of Ideas,
Occupy movement on Gray's inn Road. Young activists wanted to know about world
war one - an impromptu summary from a
group member received a round of applause.
discussion/ future plans including publicity being worked on:
Bloghttp://therealww1.wordpress.com/ set up at [still at an early
stage; already includes a reading list and reviews section]– noted that contributions and comments would be
Stickers and flyers: image , wording
Fact sheets: A general one-page leaflet might be backed by a variable fact-page on
Reminder about regular Meetings:
Remembering the Real World War 1group
the third Thursday of each month, so the next is Thurs. 20th March. Time: 7.30 p.m.
At:88 Fleet St, London EC4Y 1DH (look for ‘88’ up
on wall, entrance round corner, St Bride’s Ave.)
Group direct email:
Radical History Network (RaHN)