This month we check in with our 2014 Joint Project - A Shared Endeavour: World War I
. We are going to focus on the impact of the war on our servicemen and communities
and discuss how military records and other written accounts can help us gain a better understanding of the toll the war took on the physical, emotional, and financial well-being of everyone involved.
Please come prepared to share what the service records for your servicemen reveal (or perhaps just hint at) about their physical and mental experiences. We are quite excited to announce that we have a special guest for our May hangout
- Suzie Grogan
is a writer and family historian specialising in mental health issues, and her book, Shell Shocked Britain
, is due out October 2014 (http://www.suziegrogan.co.uk/
Please join us on a special day for this hangout - May 30th. If you would like to be "in the room" as a JOINer, be sure to post a comment here in the Upcoming Event comments section. You can also interact with us as a VIEWer and watch here in the Upcoming Event link by clicking on the arrow once we start the broadcast.
If you cannot make it live, no worries - as our hangouts are recorded and archived at the Society's YouTube Channel. Hope to see you on Friday May 30th. Why not go ahead and start the conversation now by placing any comments or questions you have for Suzie here.