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The Unremembered - A lunchtime talk on the Labour Corps in Sussex in WWI

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Strike a Light - Arts & Heritage

Studio 8, Open Market

Marshalls Row

Brighton

BN2 4EX

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Nicola Benge, Creative Director of Strike a Light - Arts & Heritage will give a free talk on the topic of Labour Corps (Service Personnel) in Sussex during WWI to commemorate this forgotten contribution during the Great War.

This is a lunchtime talk, so please feel free to bring your lunch and enjoy the talk at the same time!




Monday 19th November 1-2pm - FREE

Book you place here: https://bit.ly/2EjMch5

The Talk - Who were the Labour Corps?:

The Labour Corps supplied the army with weapons and ammunition, food and fodder, water and fuel. They built and maintained roads and railways. They were essential to the war effort.

British and Allied Forces struggled to cope with the demand for manpower after the huge losses of men during the Battle of the Somme in 1916. From January 1917, manpower was drawn from the UK, China, India, South Africa, Egypt, Canada, the Caribbean and many other places within the British Empire.

Tens of thousands travelled thousands of miles to defend freedom and although they rarely saw service in the frontline, many died or were seriously injured. Today their contributions and sacrifice are all but forgotten. They are The Unremembered.

The aim is to raise the profile of the Labour Corps and share this learning with community groups.

Project Details:

We're pleased to have been commissioned to become a hub in Brighton and Hove by the Big Ideas Company to develop activities with local community groups to explore the history of the Labour Corps - service personnel during World War I, and often forgotten in this part of history.

The Unremembered project background:

This project is about the Labour Corps - Service Personnel in the British Army who have been forgotten and aren't often commemorated. The aim is to raise the profile of the Labour Corps and share this learning with community groups and draw this forgotten history into the light.

Image: Collection of John Sheen author of histories of the Northumberland Fusiliers and Durham Light Infantry.

https://strikealight.org/projects/the-unremembered-project/

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Brighton

BN2 4EX

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