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Zeppelins Over York: One woman's Great War diary
Michael Goode

  • Saturday 17 June 2017, 4.30PM to 5.30pm
  • Free admission
    Booking required - 01904 461010
  • York Army Museum, Tower Street (view map)
  • Wheelchair accessible

Event details

'It was a still, starlit night. The humming had become a loud throbbing and up there, showing against the stars, was the long, black, threatening shape of the Zeppelin. It was a most thrilling, weird sensation, standing out there by myself and watching it approaching rapidly.'  Mabel Goode, August 1916

From her home in St Leonard's Place, York, Mabel Goode recorded what she knew would be the biggest event of her lifetime. Her diary reveals how life on the home front was transformed by a conflict without precedent. Join Mabel's great-great-nephew, Michael, as he sheds light on her recently discovered Great War diary, which was found at the bottom of a dusty trunk in 2011.

About the speaker

Michael Goode read History at Gonville and Caius College, University of Cambridge. As an undergraduate, he took a special interest in economic and political history, especially the concept of total war.  This talk is based on his book, The Lengthening War: The Great War Diary of Mabel Goode, which began when he and his grandfather were clearing out the attic and found his great-great-aunt's diary at the bottom of a dusty trunk in 2011.


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