24th January 2015 from 1.00pm
QFT presents SHADOWS OF THE GREAT WAR: WORLD WAR ONE ON FILM
Film was in its infancy when the Great War broke out - however it too played its part in the war effort, recording and documenting the events of the conflict, relaying news back to those on the home front and keeping the population at home informed, as well as entertained.
Running over the next few months at the Ulster Museum, a season of films and talks will explore how the events and the legacy of the Great War have been depicted on film.
TALK: Sat 24 Jan, 1pm - The First World War Diaries of Emma Duffin
This talk by Trevor Parkhill discusses Emma Duffin who was a young Belfast book illustrator who served as a VAD nurse, first in Egypt and then, from May 1916, in Le Harve. One of the distinguishing features, on top of her commitment and the fact that she was from Belfast (and saw herself as 'Irish', though she herself had been educated in England, at Cheltenham Ladies' College) was that she could speak fluent German and, as the wounded German began to pile up she was able to communicate with them as they lay at death's door.