Lecture

“Oh, What a Bostin War!” – Mobilisation & Recruitment in the Black Country in 1914.

11 July 2024
7pm

Presentation by Quintin Watt at Erasmus Darwin House.

Presentation by Quintin Watt.

This illustrated presentation examines the military reaction to the outbreak of the Great War in the Black Country. Were people really excited to have a ‘pop at the Kaiser’? Did thousands of eager young men immediately ‘rush to the colours’, afraid they might miss out on all the fun? Why really motivated them to join up? What are the myths and what was the genuine local response to war in 1914?

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