EVENTS

How the British working class won the First World War: patriotism, protest and commemoration

Living Legacies WW1 Engagement Centre

04/04/2017 7:30pm - 04/04/2017 8:30pm

Talk Lecture

Room M0.40
Continuing & Professional Education Building
21–23 Senghennydd Road
Cardiff
Cathays
CF24 4AG

Website: http://http://war-memorials.swan.ac.uk/?page_id=320

How the British working class won the First World War: patriotism, protest and commemoration.

Public Lecture by Dr Nick Mansfield (University of Central Lancashire)

Class was the dominant factor in British society during the First World War. Working class men volunteered in huge numbers for the army. They were encouraged by their burgeoning trade unions, which actively supported the war effort and took an increasing role in government. Women joined the workforce as well as participating in protests. Radical ex-service organisations campaigned for pensions and for tangible commemoration of sacrifice. The working class presence became dominant after 1918, in recognition of their wartime victory.