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Notice: Circle Eight’s Film ‘Guildford in the First World War’

Published on: 29 Oct, 2018
Updated on: 1 Nov, 2018

Guildford film group Circle Eight presents another showing of its documentary feature Guildford in the First World War at G Live at 3pm on Saturday, November 10, prior to the Vivace Chorus’s Concert for Peace that evening. The film show is free to attend.

Announcing the Armistice on November 11, 1918, from the balcony of Guildford’s Guildhall.

First produced in 2014, the film shows how the many everyday aspects of life in the town changed as Guildford was placed on a war footing between August 1914 and November 2018.

The film also pays tribute to the men from Guildford who enlisted for active service never to return to their home town.

Other wartime events featured in the film include the Zeppelin raid on Guildford in October 1915, the care of wounded soldiers at Clandon Park and the Guildford Military Hospital, the manufacture of shells and munitions by Dennis Brothers, Drummond Brothers and other Guildford-based industries and the inevitable food shortages and rationing.


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