Simon Heffer Staring at God Britain in the Great War
Join Simon Heffer as he discusses the latest volume in his critically acclaimed history of modern Britain.
Drawing heavily on original material – letters, diaries, official papers – Simon’s new book follows Britain’s path from the day the fatal shots were fired at Sarajevo in June 1914 to the moment the guns finally fell silent on 11 November 1918.
The Great War evokes images of barbed wire and mud-filled trenches, and of the carnage of the Somme and Passchendaele, but it also prompted change on the home front on an almost revolutionary scale.
In his hugely ambitious and deeply researched new book, Simon explores how Britain was drawn into this slaughter, and was then transformed to fight a war in which, at times, its very future seemed in question.
Book Tickets: £15.00
includes a glass of wine
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