‘This Terrible Ordeal’: Manx Letters, Diaries and Memories of the Great War

– Posted on Wednesday 30th October 2013

Manx National Heritage will launch its latest book ‘This Terrible Ordeal: Manx Letters, Diaries and Memories of the Great War’ at the Manx Museum on Friday 8 November 2013.

Written by Matthew Richardson, Manx National Heritage Curator for Social History, this fascinating new book charts how the Isle of Man endured the ordeal of the First World War.  Previously untold personal stories from men, women and children are revealed, alongside letters home from Manx soldiers and sailors, poetry and art produced in reaction to the conflict.

The book launch is the first of Manx National Heritage’s events planned to commemorate the role of the Manx people in this cataclysmic event in world history, and will be followed by the launch of a major exhibition at the Manx Museum in February 2014.

The morning will include a short talk by Matthew Richardson, after which there will be an opportunity to purchase copies of the book, which will be available from the Manx Museum Shop, House of Manannan and priced at £15.

The book launch will commence at 11am on Friday 8 November 2013 in the Manx Museum Lecture Theatre.


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