during the First World War PRONI
25th August 2017
2:00pm - 4:00pm
PRONI is pleased to invite you to a half day conference exploring the background to conscription in both Ireland and Britain during the First World War on 25 August 2017 at 2.00 pm until 4.00 pm.
Conscription and recruitment during the First World War
This conference will examine how conscription was implemented in the UK, resisted in Ireland, and how recruitment continued throughout 1918.
Bruno Longmore from the National Records of Scotland - Military Service Appeal Tribunal records for Edinburgh and the Lothians
Dr Mario Draper from the University of Kent - Conscription in Europe, c. 1870-1918
23rd - 24th September 2017
On this day, 15 September 1940, now known as ‘Battle of Britain Day’, the most decisive fighting of the Battle of Britain took place. The Luftwaffe launched another massive assault, carrying out air raids on London, Portland and Southampton. However, after re-grouping following a change in German tactics, the RAF were in a strong position to meet the threat, resulting in an overwhelming defeat for the Luftwaffe.