Tag: Vivien Newman

Author Lecture: Vivien Newman – Corona conspiracy theories & World War One spies

Whether in times of war or pandemic, the “truth” and sorting it from fiction are crucial to survival. In her latest lecture,  Vivien Newman takes a look back at women spies of World War One through the lens of COVID-19.

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Author Lecture: Vivien Newman – Knighthood for Capt Tom – 2020? Why not VCs for women – 1917?


First of all we would like to wish the newly promoted Colonel Tom Moore a very happy 100th birthday. We have loved following his incredible fundraising efforts!

Today we have another lecture from Vivien Newman, in which she explores some interesting similarities between the WW1 fundraisers and Colonel Tom Moore. We hope you enjoy!

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Author Lecture: Vivien Newman – Corona Poets – Echoes of Great War

We have another fascinating lecture to share with you from Vivien Newman.

Over 100 years separate poetry written during the Great War and today’s coronavirus. So much in the world has changed, but not the things which really matter.


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Author Lecture: Vivien Newman – We’ve nursed like this before

Today on the Pen and Sword Blog we have another fascinating talk from author and historian, Vivien Newman. The talk is titled, We’ve nursed like this before – Covid through the lens of the Great War, and you can watch it below.

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Author Lecture: Vivien Newman – The Children’s War 1914-1918

Today on the blog we have another fascinating talk from Vivien Newman. This time Vivien tells us about the children’s war.

You can learn more in Children at War 1914-1918

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Author talk: Vivien Newman – International Women at War 1914-1918

In August 1914 a mere 640 women had a clearly defined wartime role. Ignoring early War Office advice to ‘go home and sit still’, by 1918 hundreds of thousands of women from all corners of the world had lent their individual wills and collective strength to the Allied cause.

As well as becoming nurses, munitions workers, and members of the Land Army, women were also ambulance drivers and surgeons; they served with the Armed Forces; funded and managed their own hospitals within sight and sound of the guns. At least one British woman bore arms, and over a thousand women lost their lives as a direct result of their involvement with the war.

In this insightful talk, Pen and Sword author Vivien Newman explores the role of women in the First World War. 

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Viv Newman: The Children’s War Part 1

We have loads of exciting content planned on the Pen and Sword blog to keep you entertained whether you’re social distancing or just looking to learn more about history.

Today we have the first part of Viv Newman’s ‘fireside chat‘ which focuses on children in war.

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