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Wed 5 Aug 2015, 12:15pm

Where: ASB House, 101 The Terrace, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Please join us at a public history talk on Wednesday 5 August at 12.15pm to hear Dr Steven Loveridge discuss ‘The dynamics of mobilisation and comprehension of New Zealand society at war’.

The First World War saw all belligerent societies engaged in an ongoing process of channelling massive physical, financial and emotional investments into their war effort. The results of this phenomenon, as well as the means by which it operated, make mobilisation a crucial concept for comprehending the relationship between war and society during 1914-1918. This talk explores the dynamics of the mobilisation process and considers what it might add to our comprehension of wartime New Zealand.

About the speaker:
Steven Loveridge holds a PhD in history from Victoria University of Wellington and has researched, taught and written on various aspects of the First World War. His book, Calls to Arms: New Zealand Society and Commitment to the Great War, was published by Victoria University Press in 2014 and he is currently heading the New Zealand Society at War, 1914-1918 project.

Venue: Ministry for Culture and Heritage, L4, ASB House, 101-103 the Terrace, Wellington.

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Image: ’We’re both needed to serve the Guns!’, June 1915, United Kingdom, by Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, Chorley & Pickersgill Ltd.. Gift of Department of Defence, 1919. Te Papa (GH016293)

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