Legacies of War

1915 Britain's involvement in the First World War began on the 4th August 1914. In response to Lord Kitcher's call for volunteers to join the army, Leeds solicitor Colonel Walter Stead suggested a city battalion. A recruiting office was located on City Square, this illuminated tram was one of the means used to draw attention to the campaign
1915 In response to Lord Kitchener’s call for volunteers, Leeds solicitor Colonel Walter Stead suggested a city battalion. A recruiting office was located on City Square, this illuminated tram was one of the means used to draw attention to the campaign
Legacies of War at the University of Leeds is a First World War Centenary project for 2014-2018. The project will work with people and organisations in Leeds, the UK and internationally to explore the legacy of the First World War. For more information, see the About Us page, or email Alison Fell at a.s.fell@leeds.ac.uk

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    Undergraduate students in German at the University of Leeds are currently working on the translation of a German POW diary from the First World War. The diary, Kriegsgefangen in Skipton (POW in Skipton), was written by German soldiers held prisoner at Raikeswood, near Skipton, and the account it gives of life in the camp is interspersed with poems and illustrations.

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    As part of the University’s Legacies of War First World War centenary project, the Centre for World Cinemas has partnered with the Hyde Park Picture House for a project called WWI Through the Lens.

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