Bearing Arms, and Heads and Bodies: Stretcher bearers in the First World War
Marie Allitt

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  • Saturday 16 June 2018, 4.30PM to 5.30pm
  • Free admission
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  • York Army Museum, Tower Street (view map)
  • Wheelchair accessible

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Stretcher bearers were instrumental in saving lives and recovering bodies throughout the First World War. Their jobs were gruelling, dangerous and relentless after an attack. Marie Allitt of the University of York reveals the personal stories of these men - and some women, including some local stories.

Join Marie as she explains the kind of situations stretcher bearers found themselves in and the conditions which they faced. Hear, through their own words, what it was like to be a stretcher bearer in the First World War.

This talk is suitable for ages 14+.

About the speaker

Marie Allitt is currently completing her PhD at the University of York in English Literature, specialising in narratives of First World War nursing care.

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