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The outbreak of the First World War and the soldiers' view

28 June 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Historical talk


The outbreak of the war is always commemorated as a political tragedy.  But what was witht he perspective of the soldiers who had to fight?

Some of the reactions, focussing also and especially on the German case and compare how much soldiers' Ethos changed from 1914 until today.

Lecture by Professor Dr. Holger Afflerbach, Chair of Central European History, University of Leeds.

Price:   Free

Contact details:   For specific event enquiries, please contact us on 0113 224 3732 or email city.museum@leeds.gov.uk for more details.

Additional information:  

Leeds City Museum 

Millennium Square

t.   0113 224 3732


Visit Leeds City Museum and come face-to-face with the Leeds Tiger, step into 'Ancient Worlds' and see the final resting place of the Leeds Mummy and even dig for fossils in the 'Life on Earth' gallery. Please note: the Brodrick Hall will be closed on the following dates in December: 4th, 11th, 17th, 18th, 24th-28th.


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Conference facilities
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Getting to Leeds City Museum. By bus: Leeds City Museum is a 15 minute walk from the city centre bus station. By train: The Museum is a 10 minute walk from Leeds Railway Station. Please contact Metroline for up-to-date travel information on (0113) 245 7676 or visit www.wymetro.com. By car: Leeds City Museum is well serviced by all routes travelling to the city-centre. If you are using a route planner, our postcode is LS2 8BH.


Metered street parking is available nearby on Rossington Street and Cookridge Street.

Secure car parking is available in Woodhouse Lane, The Light, Merrion Centre and Rose Bowl car parks, which are a 5 or 10 minute walk from the Gallery.

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