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Bombs, Bullets & Bandages

Over the last four months volunteers from the local community have been working with The Fusilier Museum London on our latest exhibition, ’Bombs, Bullets & Bandages’ exploring the experiences of wounded soldiers in WWI.

The exhibition explores the stories of two men in particular – Private Frank Moore and Private Frank York. Both men suffered injuries which saw them evacuated to the UK to undergo further treatment. However these were only two of the many soldiers to suffer life altering injuries and the exhibition also shares some of the most common wounds and treatments a First World War soldier could have undergone as well as the incredible advances in medicine over the space of four years.

The exhibition will be opened with a talk, ’Back in Blighty: Wounded Soldiers in Britain during the First World War’ by Jack Davies, Researcher at the University of Kent & Turner Contemporary Gallery on Thursday 3rd November, 6-8pm at Tower Hamlets Local History Library and Archives.

Jack’s talk will explore the social and cultural importance of the stately home hospital in wartime Britain through the stories of the individuals who experienced them. Jack will discuss the role of women, of crime and discipline, of nation specific hospitals for Australians, Canadians, Indians as well as the general experience of wounding within the war.

Please do come along and visit the exhibition or attend our event:

Opening Event – 3rd November 2016, Tower Hamlets Local History Library and Archives