To commemorate the centenary of the 1918 Armistice War Memorials Trust is delighted to invite you to a talk by Professor Gary Sheffield who will be discussing ‘How and why the First World War came to an end?’

Professor Sheffield will examine the role of the British and other armies in defeating the Germans on the Western Front, paying particular attention to of new technologies and evolving doctrine, as well as the war at sea, the resilience and otherwise of home fronts, and the role of politics and revolution.

Professor Sheffield is an internationally-recognised expert on World War I. He is Professor of War Studies at the University of Wolverhampton and co-Director of the First World War Research Group. His books include: ‘Forgotten Victory: The First World War – Myths and Realities’; ‘The Somme: A New History’; and ‘Command and Morale: The British Army on the Western Front’.

After Professor Sheffield’s talk there will be a drinks reception, book signing and an opportunity to find out more about the work of the War Memorials Trust as we approach the centenary of the Armistice.

War Memorials Trust works to protect the estimated 100,000 war memorials in the UK. While many are well cared for up to 7,000 are in need of attention suffering the effects of ageing, weathering and vandalism.

The charity offers free advice to anyone with a war memorial enquiry and administers grants to fund repair and conservation projects. During the centenary the charity has helped 420 communities through £1.8 million of grants. It also runs a Learning Programme to educate young people about war memorials.

As a charity the Trust is dependent on voluntary contributions to continue its work. Tickets for the talk are £25 including a year’s membership of the charity while all donations help preserve the memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice 100 years ago.

To book a ticket, or make a donation to the Trust’s work, please contact Vikki Thompson, Head of Fundraising, on 020 7834 0200 or

Further details can be found at

  • Monday 8th October 2018, 6.15pm – 7.45pm
  • St Sepulchre-without-Newgate Church
  • Holborn Viaduct
  • London
  • EC1A 2DQ