National Army Museum’s speakers focus on World War I

100 Days to Victory: How the First World War Was Won

Saul David

12 September 2013, 7pm

Employing the latest ideas and scholarship, author Saul David will explore the history of World War I from a new angle and will reveal the key part played by non-British and non-white soldiers on the Somme and elsewhere.

Fighting on the Home Front: The Legacy of Women in World War One

Kate Adie

2 October 2013, 7pm

In 1914 the world changed forever. When World War I broke out and a generation of men went off to fight, women emerged from the shadows of their domestic lives.

Becoming a visible force in public life, they began to take up essential roles – from transport to policing, munitions to sport, entertainment and even politics.

Former BBC chief news correspondent and bestselling author Kate Adie will chart the seismic move towards equal rights with men that began a century ago and asks what these women achieved for future generations.

Great Britain’s Great War

Jeremy Paxman

10 October 2013, 7.30pm, dining from 5.30pm

Army & Navy Club, 36-39 Pall Mall, London, Greater London SW1Y 5JN

Using a wealth of first-hand source material, renowned broadcaster Jeremy Paxman gives us an image of what life was actually like for the British during the World War I.

From politicians and generals to factory workers, wives and children, he captures the mood and morale of the nation and explains how life and identity in Britain were utterly transformed not always for the worse.

Ticket prices £10 standard £7.50 concession £25 ticket plus signed, first edition of Great Britain’s Great War. Dining optional extra: £22 two-course seated menu including event ticket.

Catastrophe: 1914 Europe Goes to War

Max Hastings

16 October 2013, 7.30pm

1914 was the year that Europe violently shifted from the glories and glamour of the Edwardian era to the tragedy of war.

Bestselling author Max Hastings will examine the formative sacrifices, follies and misfortunes that left Europe facing a horrific pattern of attrition.

Ticket prices Standard: £10, Concession: £7.50

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