York First World War Day School held on Saturday 1st November 2014 – Recordings
The Purpose of the day-school was to provide an alternative to Government plans for a ‘celebration of the national spirit’; to counter romantic, populist, & nationalist propaganda; to oppose history which serves to facilitate future wars; and to offer explanation in place of commemoration. We regret there are no recordings for the contributions of John Rees and Donny Gluckstein.
John Westmoreland – Introduction
Steve Cox – WWI in the Middle East and the Legacy
Paul Davies & Friends – Trench Songs: Commentary & Performance
Lindsey German – The Suffragettes & the War
Owen Clayton – A Critical Assessment of the War Poets
Chris Fuller – Industrial Unrest, the Labour Movement & the War
Cyril Pearce – The Anti-War Movement & The Great War
Charlie McGuire – Ireland & WW1
John Westmoreland – Plenary
John Westmoreland – Plenary (Continuation)
IN THE PLENARY SESSION: All contributors will be asked to briefly respond to the following questions:
(A) What relevance does the First World War have for anti-war campaigning today?
(B) What should we be doing over the next four years in response to the official government ‘commemoration’?
Organised by: York Against the War yorkagainstthewar.org.uk
York’s Alternative History yorkalternativehistory.wordpress.com
Sponsored by: History Workshop Journal, and York & District Trades Union Council