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Enduring War Exhibition

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Grief, Grit, and Humour
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During the First World War people had to endure a lot of hardship. Whether they were doing their bit on the Western Front or the Home Front, it was trying times, and various methods were used in an attempt to boost morale.

Enduring War: Grief, Grit, and Humour is an exhibition by the British Library exploring how people coped. Running until the 12th October, you can discover posters, poetry, books, and pamphlets from the period. You will be able to read poignant letters from Indian soldiers, the black humour found in trench journals, and accounts of London air raids from school children.

In addition, The Library is providing access to Europeana, a major project that aims to digitise more than four hundred thousand World War One objects into an audiovisual art installation.

The exhibit is free, but you can also book to attend various events:

The Forgotten Soldiers
16th July, 5-8

Goodbye to all That
28th July, 5-8

Pax Aeterna: Silent Film With Live Piano
29th August, 7-10

Music of the War: 1914 - 1918
29th - 31st August, 15 - 60

War, Women, and Song
30th August, 3-5
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When: Until 12th Oct
Phone: 44 (0)20 7412 7332
Where: British Library
Cost: Free - 60
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