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May 2018

Southend: 1914-1918

May 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Beecroft Art Gallery, Victoria Avenue
Southend-on-Sea, Essex SS2 6EW United Kingdom
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Southend: 1914-1918

This lecture analyses the causes, developments and consequences of three themes in Southend's history 100 years ago: women, air raids, and civilian detainees and POWs. We will examine how the role of women dramatically changed locally during the war years, from munitions work to driving trams. What were the perceptions at the time and were women applauded or ridiculed? The nature of aerial warfare will also be examined, the consequences on the ground, and the local developments that revolutionised warfare…

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