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Somme 1916: Talks Programme

Wednesday, 20 July 2016 , 13:00 to 14:00
Palace Green Library

Paul Blackett, Independent Military Historian - "Rather like looking for mushrooms": Trophy-taking and the British soldier on the Western Front in WWI

The taking of souvenirs from the enemy was a popular activity during the Great War. What items was the British soldier keen to acquire, how and why did he go about it and what do his collecting habits tell us about the way he saw his war?

This talk will be free of charge. Booking is essential for all talks.

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Enquiries regarding bookings should be made to Event Durham on 0191 3342887. Enquiries regarding the talks themselves should be made to Palace Green Library on 0191 3342976.