The Death of Old Europe: The Great War and the Birth of the Modern Age

Tim Cockitt, Kevin Harrison & Creina Mansfield

The Great War was a watershed in European history. A century of peace, progress, and growing optimism regarding the future ended.  We look at the origins of the War, its literature and the transformation from a mobile war to utter stagnation on the Western Front. We examine the pivotal impact of Verdun and the Somme in 1916, together with technological advances emanating from this. The War also impacted horrifically on the Middle East, Russia and Eastern Europe. By 1919, four empires had collapsed. The birthing of a modern era had begun, for good or ill.

Day: Wednesday                                  Time: 1.30 – 3.30pm
7 weeks, 12 February to 25 March 2020

Venue:
Emmanuel Church, Didsbury

Price Concessions Minimum No. Maximum No.
£42 n/a

To book please contact Andrew Jones on 0161 491 2874

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