passchendaele-1917

First World War Women

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Remembering Passchendaele, 1917

In this talk, rather than dwell on the flawed military tactics, Viv tells the story of those who waited at home, and of those who nursed at the front, revealing the human tragedy behind one of the most horrific battles of the First World War.

 

Echoing Carola Oman's 1919 poem The Menin Road, Viv assures the approximately 700,000 dead of both sides, that they are not "wholly gone."

Page last updated: 26/3/17

Preparing to gather “human sheaves” from the Flanders harvest Mairi Chisholm and Elsie Knocker, Belgium, July 1917

Page last updated: 7/8/14

 

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