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Somme: 141 Days, 141 Lives

Alexandra Churchill’s new book describes each day of the battle, from the perspective of 141 fallen casualties. Through their eyes the full scope of the horror of the Somme emerges. She will discuss how and why the men in the book were chosen, and the mammoth task of drawing nearly 150 individuals together to paint a coherent battle.


The Battle of the Somme was one of the costliest campaigns of the First World War, with tens of thousands of casualties on both sides, drawn from all corners of the world.

Alexandra Churchill’s new book describes each day of the battle, from the perspective of 141 fallen casualties. Through their eyes the full scope of the horror of the Somme emerges. She will discuss how and why the men in the book were chosen, and the mammoth task of drawing nearly 150 individuals together to paint a coherent battle.

Alexandra Churchill is an author, researcher and historian who has contributed to and appeared on numerous television documentaries, including Timewatch (BBC2), Fighting the Red Baron (Channel 4) and Titanic with Len Goodman (BBC1). Her first book, the critically acclaimed 'Blood and Thunder: The Boys of Eton College and the First World War', was published in 2014, followed by 'Over Land and Sea: Chelsea FC in the Great War '(2015) in collaboration with Andrew Holmes. 'Somme: 141 Days, 141 Lives' was released in 2016.

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Speaker(s):

Alexandra Churchill | talks

 

Date and Time:

29 November 2016 at 12:30 pm

Duration:

TBC

 

Venue:

Royal Marsden Education and Conference Centre
Stewart's Grove
London
SW3 6JJ


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Organised by:

National Army Museum
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Tickets:

Free

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www.nam.ac.uk
020 7730 0717

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