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Pavilion Blues

An enjoyable session today at Brighton Museum at the Pavilion Blues exhibition with participants from our Boys on the Plaque – Conversation Cafes group who meet on the second Wednesday of every mont

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Professor Albert Grundlingh (Stellenbosch University, South Africa) will be giving talks at the University of Brighton for Gateways to World War I project (3 February) and the University of Kent (4 February) exploring the ways in which the 1917 sinking of the SS Mendi, carrying a detachment of the South African Native Labour Contingent, has been remembered.

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The day Sussex died

At 3:05am on 30 June 1916, the Southdowns went over the top. The Germans had known they were coming for several days and, as would be discovered in 24 hours at the Somme, the artillery bombardment at Richebourg had had little affect on the German wire. As a result, the attack was a disaster.

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