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present, listen or watch, or simply chat about, many aspects of World
War 1: its causes, its songs and poetry, its battles, land, sea and air
and the history and development of those arms.
included War Poetry, Gallipoli, the war at sea and in the air (Albert
Ball), the Tunnellers’ War, the Mutiny at Etaples, the last days of WW1
and we have indulged more personal stories and interests with settings
varying from the Western Front to Keyworth, to Gallipoli. Films
watched, discussed or envisaged include Oh What a Lovely War, All Quiet
on the Western Front, Paths of Glory. Occasional sorties have
included the Imperial War Museum and the Theatre Royal [Journey’s
Chris Close, July 2013
WW1 Commemorating Conflict Saturday 17th November 2018 Some
remarkable research underpinned our contributions to this event held to mark the
Armistice Day Centenary. The contributions included poetry and songs,
artefacts and posters and a powerpoint presentation of the background and aftermath of Armistice which can be viewed below.
11.00am to 4.00pm Centenary Lounge Keyworth Village Hall
Part 1 How the Armistice Came About (slides 1 - 34)
Part 2 The Armistice and the Last 100 Years (slides 35 - 79)
Part 3 Remembrance (slides 80 - 161)
Use the arrows bottom left to move to the next or previous slide at
your own pace. Alternatively between these arrows is the play / pause
slideshow button which gives 5 seconds per slide. To go to a particular slide number click on the down arrow.
To print the poster click here
WW1 Centenary Recital
4th August 2014 - An Anthology of
Members Poems and Readings
On the 4th August
1914 Britain declared war on Germany and the World
was plunged into World War I, which was to last until November 1918. To
mark the centenary of this event the World War I History Group gathered
at the Memorial Gates to the Rectory Field on the 4th August
this year and members recited poems or contributed readings, some of
which were dedicated to relatives or local residents who gave their
lives in this “War to end all wars”.
An anthology has been compiled and can be read in the panel below.
scroll down and up, left-mouse-click in the panel and use
up keyboard arrows, to go
forward or backwards one page use the right and left keyboard arrows.
If the document does not appear in the panel below (e.g. with
some versions of Internet Explorer) it can be
downloaded and read using this link: Anthology PDF
Tower of London Poppies 2014
Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red. Photographs by Tony
Broadbent 16th October 2014.
If you cannot see the slideshow below the photographs can be
viewed on Flickr using this link: Poppies