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Hear how call to arms was answered; BRIEFLY.

A LUNCHTIME talk will reveal how Calderdale men were called to arms 100 years ago.

Halifax central library will host the second in the series of World War One talks on Tuesday, August 26, from 12.30pm - 1.30pm.

The talk, entitled The British Army goes to war, will be given by a member of the Halifax Great War Heritage Society, Rob Hamilton. Rob will be talking about the mobilisation of troops and recruitment which would have been happening at this time 100 years ago.

The talk will feature stories of the army reservists sent off in the early days of the War and some of the organisations affected, such as Halifax Northern Union Football Club.

Rob will talk about the way men were encouraged to sign up, such as Halifax firm, Hartley and Sugden Boiler Makers, which offered a weekly payment to the wives and families of those enlisting. Also, Colonel Thorold, of the Duke of Wellington's Regiment, who appealed to parents not to hold their children back but to release them to learn to defend their homes.

The talk will take place in Meeting Room 1 at the library on Northgate, Halifax.

To book a place by ringing 01422 392631 or email

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Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Geographic Code:1CANA
Date:Aug 23, 2014
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