From London Museum to the Somme

By acollinson on 18 Nov 2016
Maurice Edgar Read, London Museum typist (left) and secretary Harman Oates (right), 1911.

Maurice Edgar Read, London Museum typist (left) and secretary Harman Oates (right), 1911.

18 November 2016 is the 100th anniversary of the end of the Battle of the Somme- one of the bloodiest battles in human history, and one that has come to define our mental image of the First World War. Almost a million men were killed or wounded at the Somme, and one of them was the first employee of the London Museum, Maurice Edgar Read.

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