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'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.
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.