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Cigarettes, Soldiers, Sailors and the British Home Front

Lunchtime Talk

Tuesday 20 May, 1pm - 2pm
Djanogly Theatre

Theatre & Dance
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Pre-booking is essential. To book, please contact the Box Office on 0115 846 7777 This lunchtime talk accompanies the Weston Gallery Exhibition "All Quiet in the Weston Gallery: The First World War in The University of Nottingham’s Historic Collections One of the abiding images of the First World War is of soldiers smoking in the trenches of the Western Front. The images could also be of soldiers in Gallipoli or Mesopotamia, or of sailors on watch. Although German U-boats hit hard imports to Britain, tobacco was imported and processed to maintain morale. Soldiers and sailors received Christmas tins of tobacco from the state, and on the Home Front, people sent tobacco, cigarettes and even cigars to their loved ones in the armed forces. Emeritus Professor Chris Wrigley looks at the ubiquitous presence of tobacco during the war and its impact on the tobacco industry. University of Nottingham's Historic Collections". Places are limited so please book in advance by calling the Box Office on 0115 846 777. CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE EXHIBITION PAGE