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North American Conference on British Studies

In his blog for North American Conference on British Studies, Port Towns & Urban Culture’s Simon Smith, explores the experiences of British Sailors during the First World War. “As we mark the centenary of the Great War this August it reveals just how much this episode of our history continues to interest and influence our […]

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Picture postcard depicting two Boys' Brigade band members. Date unknown. Image reproduced with kind permission of David Kemp.

Port Town Pipers of the Glasgow Boys’ Brigade

Last month’s BBC Scotland documentary – Pipers of the Trenches – highlighted the cultural significance of pipe music during the battles of the First World War in the solidification of Scottish traditions, identity, and heritage within the military. The programme visited descendents of men who carried their pipes in the trenches and explored their stories […]

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Re-connecting Portsmouth to World War 1: Spies, Sea and the City.

Since the beginning of this February a research project re-connecting Portsmouth to First World War was carried out by the University of Portsmouth’s Psychology department. The project was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund’s programme called ‘First World War: Then and Now‘, through which several grants were awarded to mark the centenary of the World […]

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