Alwyn W Turner on The Last Post

Hatchards, 187 Piccadilly, London

Event location:
Hatchards, 187 Piccadilly Mayfair W1J 9LE
When:Event passed!
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Tue 11th Nov 2014

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Where:Hatchards, 187 Piccadilly, London W1J 9LE
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Admission:£5, redeemable against the purchase of the book on the night of the event.

About the event

At eleven o'clock on the morning of the 11th November 1919 the entire British Empire came to a halt to remember the dead of the Great War. The two minute silence was brought to an end by the playing of the Last Post. A century on, that lone bugle call remains the most emotionally charged piece of music in public life. In this moving exploration of the Last Post's history, Alwyn W. Turner will consider the call's humble origins and show how its mournful simplicity reached beyond class, beyond religion, to speak directly to people around the world.

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