Talk by Jerry White.
"London at War" conjures up the Blitz of 1940-41 rather than the First World War, yet, from day one on 4 August 1914, London was given over to the machinery of total war. Its strategy was conducted from Whitehall, hundreds of thousands of men from Britain and overseas passed through its railway stations, their wounded were nursed in its hospitals, and Londoners endured aerial bombing from Zeppelins and giant biplanes. The war impacted on London and Londoners in ways that changed them for ever.
Jerry White is professor of history at Birkbeck, University of London and an award-winning social historian.
Part of the month-long Lambeth Heritage Festival.
Related website: www.lambeth.gov.uk/heritagefestival