Date(s) - 10/08/2014
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
- Air war
- Conscientious objectors
- Families at home
- Women at war
Birmingham has a fascinating story to tell with its involvement in the First World War…
Starting at the iconic Town Hall you will hear about Neville Chamberlain’s rousing inspirational speech and the massive recruiting parade in Victoria Square. On the route we will visit sites to learn about Zeppelins and armaments; the Quakers and conscientious objectors; war hospitals taking over the University of Birmingham and Highbury Hall; the Hall of Memory built to commemorate the 12,320 Birmingham citizens who died and the 35,000 who were wounded during the War; the massive involvement of the Jewellery Quarter and Cadbury’s; the women’s stories including the 15,000 migrant women working in the factories and the plight of the Belgian Refugees.
Come and join us in this very special year which will mark 100 years since the outbreak of the First World War.
THE BIRMINGHAM TOURS WORLD WAR ONE HISTORY BUS IS BOOKABLE ALL YEAR ROUND ON A PRIVATE BASIS.
Bookings are closed for this event.