17th November 2018, Stratton Audley Church @ 7.30pm
For the 100th anniversary of the Armistice the Historical Society is planning a presentation which will feature diary and letter extracts from individuals from all walks of life, via the stories of people who were there during World War 1. The presentation will mainly showcase the stories of five or six individuals
This is based on the amazing project undertaken by our speaker, David Hargreaves, who, for the past four years, has been writing Century Journal, a series of weekly essays about The Great War, as it was fought, experienced and understood, at home and abroad. Each essay is related to a specific week exactly 100 years ago, mainly from the British point of view, but also including individual stories from Russians, French and Germans. The project is ongoing and, when he reaches the time of the Armstice on 11th November 1918, he will have produced 220 weekly essays which can be seen at www.centuryjournal.com
David Hargreaves read Modern History at Oxford and taught history for many years, at Westminster School.
There will be a charge of £8 per person to include a glass of wine or soft drink, canapes and nibbles.
Any profits from the evening will be donated to the Royal British Legion.