The Visual Legacy of the First World War

Wednesday 24 June 2020

Louise Rodwell

The First World War was a watershed moment in British History, and huge cultural, social and political repercussions were felt in its aftermath. As a result, the visual legacy the ‘Great War’ left on society is present all around us, but what does it say about the society that wished to commemorate the war at the time? This talk looks at war memorials and visual art pieces from directly after the First World War to explore the ways Britain dealt with the massive losses they had experienced, as well as the way they chose to remember their ‘lost generation’.