won the First World War:
patriotism, protest and commemoration.
21–23 Senghennydd Road, Cardiff CF24 4AG
7.30pm Tuesday 4th April 2017
Part of the Exploring the Past Free Lecture series at Cardiff University, and sponsored by Living Legacies 1914-18 in association with other WW1 Engagement Centres
Class was the dominant factor in British society during the First World War. Working class men volunteered in huge numbers for the army. They were encouraged by their burgeoning trade unions, which actively supported the war effort and took an increasing role in government. Women joined the workforce as well as participating in protests. Radical ex-service organisations campaigned for pensions and for tangible commemoration of sacrifice. The working class presence became dominant after 1918, in recognition of their wartime victory.