The best military history events, lectures, and exhibitions.
NURSING ON THE HOME FRONT IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR
For the centenary of the first Zeppelin raid on London (19 January 1915), Stuart Wildman will explore the often forgotten story of nursing at home during the First World War.
15 January 2015
Royal College of Nursing and Heritage Centre, 20 Cavendish Square, London, W1G 0RN
0345 337 3368
LAST POST: REMEMBERING THE FIRST WORLD WAR
In partnership with Ironbridge Gorge Museums Trust, Last Post: Remembering the First World War reveals the impact the postal service played in communications, morale and social change through personal stories and fascinating objects.
Open until 27 March 2015
Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron, Shropshire
020 7354 7287
FIRST WORLD WAR: REFLECTING ON LIVERPOOL’S HOME FRONT
Running from 23 July 2014 to 1 March 2015, the exhibition will explore some of Liverpool’s lesser-known stories of the First World War, asking visitors to look at this period of history from a different perspective. Featuring a special display about Liverpool’s Black and Minority Ethnic families during the First World War, other key themes which have remained untold over the last century will be examined using historical and previously unseen images.
Until 1 March 2015
Museum of Liverpool, Pier Head, Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool, L3 1DG
0151 478 4545
WATERWAYS ON THE WESTERN FRONT
Waterways on the Western Front shows how the canals of Belgium saved millions from starving while in France they brought tens of thousands of wounded to safety. It explains how a tug boat owner stopped the Germans taking Dunkirk. It reveals the secret munitions port at Richborough, Kent – built in six months – which launched seagoing barges to supply the Ypres salient. It is also an opportunity to remember those who lost their lives crossing the canals in the war’s decisive battles.
Until 12 April 2015
London Canal Museum, 12-13 New Wharf Road, London N1 9RT
Free entry to the exhibition only on the first Thursday of every month from 3.40 p.m. till 7.00 p.m
Image – Imperial War Museum
KING’S ARMY MARCH
Each year, on the last Sunday in January, the King’s Army (the Royalist half of the English Civil War Society) retraces the route taken by King Charles I from St James’s Palace to the place of his execution at the Banqueting House in Whitehall.
25 January 2015