|Start date||01 October 2014 19:30|
|End date||01 October 2014 20:45|
|Category||Exhibitions and talks; First World War commemoration; Libraries|
Dittons Library - Wednesday 1 October, 7.30pm
In August 1914 many people believed the war would be over by Christmas. Instead, it dragged on for years, saw bloodshed on an unparalleled scale and spread to nearly every corner of the globe. Historian, Rupert Matthews, charts the course of the first year of the war, explaining why the conflict lasted so much longer than predicted and the reasons for its spread from the fields of Europe to African jungles, South American forests and Pacific Islands.
Rupert Matthews has written more than a hundred history books for both adults and children and has been published in more than 30 languages. He has also written a number of books looking at aspects of the paranormal. As with his history books, he looks at the evidence from various sources and allows his readers to draw their own conclusions.
Suitable for ages 16 and over.
Tickets, including refreshments, £5 until 31 August, thereafter £6.
Telephone credit/debit cards bookings on 01483 543599. SMS: 07968 832414 A small handling charge may apply.
Tickets can also be bought in person from any Surrey Library.