Museum Talk: Hostile Environment

Thursday, January 30, 2020
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Instead of returning home at the end of the First World War, thousands of British soldiers, including 1300 Green Howards, were deployed to northern Russia.

Find out why they went, what they found there, and how they coped in such a hostile environment.  There’s murder, mutiny, epic journeys, divided loyalties and questionable motives.

We tell the little known story of how Britain played its part in the Russian Civil War.

Using personal archives from the museum’s collection this Museum Talk explores the complex positioning of ‘red’ versus ‘white’ at a time of enormous global social and political upheaval.

This Museum Talk accompanies our extended and updated special exhibition.

Tickets available from the museum – call 01748 826561, or reserve online.

Please note, this Museum Talk starts at 6.30pm.