Fields of Battle, Lands of Peace 14-18

The Somme

Fields of Battle, Lands of Peace 14-18 is a collection of photographs of the battlefields of the First World War as they are today.

Venue Type:

Campaign or initiative

Opening hours

Free to view, 24 hrs a day. 1 June - 3 July 2016

Admission charges

Free access: no booking required

Collection details

Photography

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
High Wood

SOMME 2016

  • 28 April — 3 July 2016 *on now

Photographer Michael St Maur Sheil has documented the modern 'battle-scapes' of the Somme as they are today showing how time and nature have transformed these killing fields into landscapes of great beauty and tranquillity

Suitable for

  • Any age

Languages

  • Dutch, English, French

Where

Assevillers Service area
Aire d'Assevillers Ouest
Autoroute A1, sens Lille / Paris
Assevillers

Getting there

South-bound carriage-way of Autoroute A1

Website

http://www.fieldsofbattle1418.org

Lochnagar Crater

Fields of Battle, Lands of Peace, Somme 100

  • 1 June — 3 July 2016

Sponsored by the Royal British Legion and hosted by the City of London, this exhibition by photographer Michael St Maur Sheil explores the 'battle-scapes" of the Somme as they are today with powerful images that show how time and nature have healed the wounds of war and transformed places of death and horror into landscapes of great beauty and tranquillity.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Where

Guildhall Yard, City Guildhall
Gresham Street
City of London
London EC2V 7HH
England

Website

http://www.fieldsofbattle1418.org

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Delville Wood

'The Aftermath of the Somme' - lecture by Professor Gary Sheffield, sponsored by the Diocese of London.

  • 9 June 2016 6-8pm

Gary Sheffield is Professor of War Studies the University of Wolverhampton and a military historian. He has published widely, especially on the First World War, and contributes too many newspapers, journals and magazines. He frequently broadcasts on television and radio.
“Gary Sheffield is one of Britain’s foremost historians of the First World War – insightful, original, and superbly informed”. Max Hastings

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • 14-15
  • 16-17

Where

St Lawrence Jewry
The Guildhall Yard
EC2V5AA
England

Website

http://www.fieldsofbattle1418.org

The Somme

'Londoners on the Somme' - lecture by Clive Harris, sponsored by the Diocese of London.

  • 15 June 2016 6-7:30pm

Clive Harris is a full time battlefield guide and lover of London. His previous books include Walking the London Blitz and The Greater Game – Sporting Icons Who Fell in the Great War.  In 1998 he began working as a speaker, writer, researcher and battlefield guide and since then has guided groups to the Somme, Ypres, Arras, Mons, Cambrai, The Hindenburg Line, Verdun, & Gallipoli for the Great War, as well as Normandy, Arnhem, The Italian Campaign and of course the London Blitz for the Second World War.  He remains passionate about London, his favourite city and like Dr Johnson never tires of all it has to offer.

Where

St Lawrence Jewry
Guildhall Yard
London
EC2V5AA
England

Stand To

Fields of Battle, Lands of Peace: Somme 100' - illustrated talk by photographer Michael St Maur Sheil hosted by the City of London Guildhall Library.

  • 16 June 2016 6-8pm

After studying Geography at Oxford, in the early 1970's Mike began his life as a photo-journalist by covering 'the Troubles' in Northern Ireland. Mike has visited over 60 countries around the world and in 2002 received a World Press Photo Award for his work on child trafficking in West Africa. He is the creator of the Somme 100 exhibition which will be showing in the Guildhall Yard 1 June - 3 July.

Suitable for

  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 18+
  • 11-13

Where

Guildhall Library
Aldermanbury
London
EC2V 7HH
England

Admission

£5 + booking fee which includes wine reception in the Guildhall Library

Ancre marshes

‘Goodbye, Old Man’ Fortunino Matania: Art & Reality during the First World War - lecture by Lucy Gosling and sponsored by the Diocese of London.

  • 22 June 2016 6-7:30pm

Lucinda Gosling studied History at the University of Liverpool now works for the Mary Evans Picture library which specialises in historical materials and illustrations. She is the author of a number of books including, 'Brushes & Bayonets' (Osprey, 2008), 'Great War Britain' (History Press, 2014) and 'Goodbye, Old Man: Matania's Vision of the First World War' (History Press, 2014).  Lucinda is the author of the introductory essay in a new book on Matania, 'Drawing from History: The Forgotten Art of Fortunino Matania,' due to be published by Book Palace Books this summer.

Suitable for

  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 18+

Where

St Lawrence Jewry
The Guildhall Yard
London
EC2V5AA

Website

http://www.FieldsofBattle1418.org

The Iron Harvest

'The Changing Landscape of the Somme' - lecture by Prof. Bill Philpott, sponsored by the Diocese of London.

  • 29 June 2016 6-7:30pm

Professor William Philpott teaches the history of warfare in the Department of War Studies, King’ College London where he specialises in the as th hisotry of the First World War. He specialises in the history of Anglo-French relations, British strategy, and the military operations of the French army.  He is the author of ‘Bloody Victory’, a wide-ranging, critically acclaimed history of the battles of the Somme.

Suitable for

  • 11-13
  • 14-15
  • 18+
  • 16-17

Where

St Lawrence Jewry
The Guildhall Yard
London
EC2V5AA
England

Fields of Battle, Lands of Peace 14-18
Crofton House
5 Morley Close
Orpington
EBR68JR
England

Website

www.fieldsofbattle1418.org

E-mail

j.prince@fieldsofbattle1418.org

Telephone

07860 508679

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