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The Great War and the Great Republic

The Great War and the Great Republic: The American Experience of World War One.

Our colleagues in the 2nd Air Division Memorial Library, based at the Millennium Library in Norwich, have organised what sounds like a fascinating talk for the evening of November 1st.

Libby Morgan, the Trust Librarian, says:

In this centenary year of the United States entering the Great War, join Dr Sam Edwards (Senior Lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University) for this fascinating talk about the American experience of the First World War.

This a free event, but space is limited so we recommend booking a free ticket to reserve your seat. Please call the 2nd Air Division Memorial Library on 01603 774747, email 2admemorial.lib@norfolk.gov.uk  or book online via Eventbrite:  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-great-war-and-the-great-republic-the-american-experience-of-ww1-tickets-38038119038

We hope to see you there !

 

World War One in unexpected places

I’ve recently just had the trip of a life time travelling in America and I really wasn’t expecting to find any links to World War One while we were there however this wasn’t quite the case.

While in Seattle we visited the Museum of Flight and while this had some wonderful space exhibits (the main reason for our visit), modern planes to explore; and lots of WW2 planes I was most surprised to find a whole gallery dedicated to World War One.

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Remembering Wilfred George Lake

The team from Wood Norton have shared some more research with us about a man appearing on their war memorial but while they’ve found out lots about Wilfred George Lake if anyone help tell the stories of his siblings it would be wonderful.

WILFRED GEORGE LAKE

Wilfred George Lake was the youngest son of William and Mary Ann Lake, born in Wood Norton and baptised on the 12th April 1896 at All Saints, Wood Norton (see Figure 1).[1]

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What Happened to the 5th Norfolks in 1915?

On Tuesday 3rd October we’re really pleased to be welcoming historian and battlefield guide Steve Smith back to the Norwich Millennium Library for another of his great talks:

Steve will be talking about, and debunking, the myths that surround the alleged disappearance of the 5th Norfolks on 12th August 1915.

The event starts at 7pm and will last about an hour, tickets are £2 and can be booked by calling 01603 774703 or emailing millennium.lib@norfolk.gov.uk.

Images from the archives – Sugar Registration Notice

This is just one of several hundred newly digitised original photographs, posters and notices connected with the First World War in Norfolk. The material is held in the collections of the Norfolk Heritage Centre, Norfolk Record Office and Norfolk Museums Service. Over the course of the next few years the images will be posted on http://www.picture.norfolk.gov.uk/ (the online picture archive run by Norfolk County Council Library and Information Service).

 

More from Overstrand

Earlier in the year we shared details of how Overstrand has commemorated the Great War and Tim Bennett has been back in touch to tell us what else is happening up at the coast.

Over the summer Tim has been hosting guided walks around Overstrand which explore the unique heritage of the village, the characters who lived there, and the effect the Great War had on this small community.

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