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Conscription and recruitment
during the First World War PRONI
25th August 2017
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Public Record Office of Northern Ireland

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.

Dr Timothy Bowman from the Univeristy of Kent -
The Conscription crisis Ireland and revival of voluntary recruiting, March to November 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

Additional Information
PRONI opening hours and getting here
- Admission is FREE, please register to book via Eventbrite
- The Heritage Cafe at PRONI open from 9.30 am to 3.00 pm
- To view full website click here

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Duxford battle of Britain Air Show
23rd - 24th September 2017
Imperial War Museum

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.

The Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show brings to life Duxford’s finest hour as an important Second World War fighter station defending Great Britain from aerial attack in 1940. Flying springs into action next week on Saturday 23 – Sunday 24 September and don't forget, kids go free.

For more information please click here.

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