In this blog post, we review the latest production of the musical drama Billy Bishop Goes to War at the Jermyn Street Theatre. The production recounts the extraordinary life and career of Canadian WW1 flying ace Billy Bishop. The play is running Wed, 31st October - Sat, 24th November, 2018.Read More
The War Years Blog
Welcome to The War Years blog. World War Two resulted in the deaths of 85 million people. Civilian deaths including those subject to war-related disease and famine totalled 55 million. Tens of millions more people were displaced. However, amid all the carnage people demonstrated remarkable courage, fortitude, compassion, mercy and sacrifice. We would like to honour and celebrate all of those people.
In this book review we take a look at a lost manuscript of the Great War finally published. Field Dressing by Stretcher Bearer, France 1916 – 1919, is a slim volume of World War One poems by Alick Lewis Ellis. He served as a stretcher bearer with the 2/3rd London Field Ambulance, 54th Division, London Regiment, and took part in the Battle of the Somme, Arras, Ypres and Cambrai.Read More
In this blog, we share the official press release for the WWI musical-drama Billy Bishop Goes To War at the Jermyn Street Theatre, London, between 31st October and 24th November 2018. This striking drama is based upon the true story of young Billy Bishop, a failing military college student who became Canada’s indomitable flying ace, the most successful pilot of his generation.Read More