Meeting: Amateur Soldiering Tradition in Britain & the Empire 1899-1945
Speaker: Professor Gary Sheffield
Wednesday 8th April 2020; 7:30 pm
Woodcote Village Hall, Reading Road, Woodcote, RG8 0QY
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The British Modern Military History Society will this month be hosting a presentation given by the emminent historian and author Professor Gary Sheffield on:-
Amateur Soldiering Tradition in Britain & the Empire 1899-1945
From the mid 19th century onwards Britain had a tradition of part time ‘civilian soldiering ‘ in Britain and across the British Empire . Gary Sheffield’s talk will be examining the significance of this tradition in the Boer war and the two World Wars.
He will be considering whether or not British society was militarised by this tradition and the overall significance of the phenomena of civilian soldiering in wars of the 19th and 20th Centuries .
Event Details and Entry Cost
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Meeting Venue: Woodcote Village Hall
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Biographical notes – Professor Gary Sheffield
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