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Broadcaster and Author
~ JEREMY PAXMAN ~
talks about his latest book
Great Britain’s Great War
on Wednesday July 2nd at 7:30pm in Hungerford Town Hall
Tickets £7 (includes a glass of wine)
The images we have of the First World War – a Tommy buried in the mud of the Western Front; the pointing finger of Lord Kitchener; the memorial poppies of remembrance day – all reinforce the idea that it was, in the end, an utterly pointless waste of life, and very little more. So why did we fight it so willingly and how did we endure it for so long? Jeremy Paxman’s latest book Great Britain’s Great War is a moving and often surprising history that reveals the real British experience of the First World War beneath the myths.
Jeremy Paxman was born in Yorkshire and educated at Cambridge. As an award-winning journalist he spent ten years reporting from overseas, notably for Panorama. He is the author of seven books of non-fiction including The English, The Political Animal and Empire. He is the presenter of Newsnight and University Challenge and has presented BBC documentaries on various subjects including The Victorians, Wilfred Owen and the British Empire.
Tickets are £7 (includeds a glass of wine) and are available from The Hungerford Bookshop t: 01488 683480