May 2017

The War at Sea 1917
Wednesday 10th May 2017
1.00pm - 2:00pm
Lecture Theatre, Ulster Museum
Free Admission.
National Museums Northern Ireland ‌‌‌

For the war at sea, 1917 has been called ‘the year of decision’. Since the start of the conflict in 1914 both Britain and Germany had been looking for ways to maximize the pressure they could put on the other, an aim that, in terms of naval warfare, required at the very least bending and in many cases flagrantly breaching international law. Thus, for both sides, the war at sea up to 1917 had been about finding ways to circumvent accepted norms without suffering unacceptable consequences in reputation and relations with neutral states. 1917 would be the moment when both British and German naval policies were taken to their logical conclusion with consequences that would set in motion the wheels that would bring ultimate victory for the Allies a year later.

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Free Digital Works Shops
for Schools at PRONI
31st may, 6th June and 8th June
Public Records Office of Northern Ireland
Public Record Office of Northern Ireland

Learn about the Battle of Messines with free digital workshops from the Nerve Centre’s Creative Centenaries project and use animation and digital comic book storytelling to explore the role of soldiers from the 36th (Ulster) and 16th (Irish) Divisions who fought alongside each other. Following the two hour workshop, students can also get a behind the scenes tour of PRONI’s WW1 archives and experience ‘Assembly Memorial Chairs’, In Flanders Fields Museums’ travelling art installation, inspired by the Battle of Messines. Schools have the option in their workshop to use stop motion animation or digital comic book technology to explore and learn about the battle. Students will also receive a new graphic novel following the experiences of soldiers William Redmond and John Meeke in the lead up to and throughout the Battle of Messiness, that took place in June 1917. Workshops are allocated on a first come basis. For more information and to book contact Niall Kerr at the Nerve Centre: or 028 7126 0562.

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