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Henry Moore as Tommy Atkins: Life in the Civil Service Rifles

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Henry Moore as Tommy Atkins: Life in the Civil Service Rifles

Henry Moore as Tommy Atkins: Life in the Civil Service Rifles

In this special lecture John Lee explores Moore’s time in the army, and the bonds of friendship made there - arguing that if you understand this, you will add to your understanding of Henry Moore as man and artist.

 

John Lee

John Lee is well-known in UK military history circles as a writer, lecturer and battlefield tour guide.   He has an honours degree in Modern History from Birkbeck College, London, an MA in Social and Economic History from Birkbeck, and an MA in War Studies from King’s College, London. 

He is an active member of the British Commission for Military History, the Western Front Association, the Gallipoli Association, the Army Records Society, the Douglas Haig Fellowship, the Women in War group, the American Civil War Round Table (UK) and the International Churchill Society (UK).

He is the author of A Soldier’s Life: General Sir Ian Hamilton 1853-1947; The Warlords; Hindenburg and Ludendorff and Gas Attacks: Ypres 1915.  He has contributed many chapters to collections of essays on the First World War.  With Celia Lee, he is the joint author of Winston and Jack: The Churchill Brothers, The Churchills: A Family Portrait and HRH The Duke of Kent: A Life of Service.

This talk will take place in the Museum's lecture theatre.

Free, no need to book.

Date & Times

Date Start Time End Time
19/03/2019 13:00 14:00