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Time Will Tell has been pleased to be invited by the National Army Museum to contribute to a series of events run through 2014 and continuing into 2015 commemorating the 100th anniversary of the start of WW1.

On August 4th as part of Folkstone's celebration of the part it played as a port of embarkation for hundreds of thousands of soldiers on their way to "The Front" we presented "Following the Drum", a piece of open air street theatre exploring the differing attitudes to the outbreak of war in 1914 from the enthusiastic to the cynical and everything in between. It was performed outside the Town Hall and was instrument in drawing passers-by into an excellent NAM exhibition.

In September we helped facilitate a three day schools project at Knebworth House, where school groups were taken back to 1914 to meet, amongst others, a no-nonsense drill sergeant, a Tommy from The Front, a very chatty nurse and a kindly chaplain as part of a very "hands on" day of drill and demonstration. We are hoping that this very enjoyable and successful project is repeated!  In October we provided a nurse to complement an education project running at The Staffordshire Regimental Museum.

Our first event of 2015 saw us return to Folkstone Town Hall for their WW1 in Film Weekend. Over the course of a three day marathon of WW1 films including Gallipoli, All Quiet on the Western Front, Warhorse and Oh! What a Lovely War! audiences could mingle with a Tommy, a Fritz, a Digger, a Tar, a nurse or a Suffragette and learn about their experiences and perspectives before seeing how WW1 is remembered in film.

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