ARNOLD BENNETT AT THE FRONT - WWI Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, April 1st February 04 2017

As part of the April 1st day CSI - The Science of the Great War at the Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, Ray Johnson is presenting an illustrated talk Arnold Bennett at the Front - WWI at 2.00pm in the main auditorium.

In June 1915 Arnold Bennett spent three weeks touring the Western Front in France and Belgium and published his book "Over There" based on his experiences. Bennett's great powers of observation and detail proved an important insight into how the war was progressing, complementing in plain terms the propagandist reports of the press of the day.

In this special presentation Ray will relive the experiences of Bennett in a first person interpretation. Together with archive images and film this talk will illustrate a personal account of the Great War through the eyes of our acclaimed author.

All welcome.

Ray Johnson, Director, Staffordshire Film Archive