Bristol 2014 The City And Conflict From The First World War To The Present Day

Bristol 2014 is part of the First World War Centenary Partnership

First World War Centenary Partnership Programme

Bristol 2014 is supported by:

Heritage Lottery Fund Arts Council England Bristol City Council Business West Society of Merchant Venturers University of the West of England

It is coordinated by Bristol Cultural Development Partnership.

A Tribute to George V Magrane by Lorna Watson

Lorna Watson made her film at the digital stories course that was held at Stoke Lodge.

She writes: This is a record of the poems my grandfather wrote during WW1. He was in the Canadian infantry and met my grandmother in Chester.  He was wounded in the last year of the war and was treated in Salisbury and also in Southmead Hospital.  At the end of the war they married and returned to Canada where he died of war wounds soon after my mother was born.

Lorna Watson

Lord John French inspecting Canadian camps in England - at the entrance to a trench system. © IWM (Q 70257)

Canadian troops on the move somewhere on the Western Front. Note a lorry on the side with Vickers machine guns at ready. © IWM (CO 3085)

Canadian Infantry probably of the 1st Canadian Division having a meal in the trenches at Ploegsteert, 20th March 1916. © IWM (Q 443)

Canadian Infantry in Ploegsteert Wood, March 1916. © IWM (Q 444)

  Battle of Amiens. Canadian medics dressing a wounded soldier at an open-air field dressing station at Le Quesnel, 11 August 1918. © IWM (Q 7298)

Canadian troops in Bristol on the cover of Bristol & The War, October 2014.

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