Talk 18th August:

Shields Raised and Always Ready
Peter Hoy's talk on Monday 18th August commemorates the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of 'The Great War for Civilisation', as it was called on the Inter-Allied Victory Medal issued at the end of the War. Peter will talk about the build up to the war, South Tyneside's role (from recruitment to where the men served, including the Mercantile Marine), and relate individual stories, some giving local examples of the 'Frightfulness' tactic employed by the Germans.
Peter has spent the last few years building up a World War 1 database which contains carefully researched information about more than 5,000 men from across South Tyneside, giving as many details as possible about each person's life and wartime experience.
The meeting will be held in the theatre, downstairs in South Shields Central Library, from 5pm to 6.45pm and visitors are welcome at a charge of £1. For further details please contact the library reference desk in the library on 424 7864