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 Kate Vigurs, the Legacies of War project officer on E.K.Vigurs@leeds.ac.uk

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