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The Commonest of Men: Gallipoli and the East Lancashire Legacy

The Commonest of Men: Gallipoli and the East Lancashire Legacy

Find out more about the Gallipoli campaign of 1915

30 October 2014

Time 13:30 - 14:30

Duration 60 minutes

Cost In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation. Suggested donation £3

Doctoral research student Martin Purdy will talk about why the Gallipoli campaign of 1915 holds a unique place within Britain’s history.

As we approach the centenary of the ill-fated campaign, this talk looks at the international, national and regional factors that lie at the heart of the ongoing debates about the Gallipoli legacy.  The talk will question why the sacrifice of tens of thousands of ‘part-time’ soldiers from East Lancashire appears to have been forgotten.

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