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Comparatively little is known about the musical cultures of the British armed forces during the First World War. Yet music was vital in supporting an array of wartime activities.
It was used to stimulate recruitment and fundraising, for diplomatic and propaganda purposes, as well as for religious, educational and therapeutic reasons.
In this informative talk, Dr Emma Hanna will demonstrate how music was unmatched in its power to cajole, console, cheer and inspire both during and after the conflict.
Dr Emma Hanna is a Lecturer in Modern British History at the University of Kent. She has worked as a historical consultant for various organisations including the BBC, the British Council and the government’s Department of Culture, Media and Sport.