Agenda ’18

Mind, Body & Soul
the Salvation Army and YMCA


Onder de titel "Gateways to the First World War" organiseren het In Flanders Fields Museum en de Universiteit van Kent (School of History) in het academiejaar 2017-2018 een reeks van acht seminars.
De lezingen vinden plaats op donderdagavond en zijn gratis toegankelijk
voor alle geïnteresseerden. De voertaal is Engels.

De vier lezingen die doorgaan in Ieper vinden plaats om 19u15
in de leeszaal van het In Flanders Fields Museum, Sint-Maartensplein 3.


Donderdag 19 oktober 2017 om 19u15
Mind, Body & Soul
The Salvation Army and YMCA on the Western Front, 1914-1918
Dr Emma Hanna (University of Kent)

This talk will give an overview of the wartime work of two of the largest voluntary-aid organizations on the Western Front: the Salvation Army and the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA). In camps, huts and hospitals along the lines of communication, and often within the range of fire, hundreds of men and women travelled to France and Belgium to assist the Allied war effort. While each organization had its own mission and methodology, their primary aims converged – to care of the British servicemen’s physical, moral and spiritual well-being. With a particular focus on music, education and recreation, this talk will put the work of these organizations into the context of 1914-18, giving a comparative analysis of how the Salvation Army and YMCA operated to care for the minds, bodies and souls of millions of British servicemen.  

Mind, Body  Soulthe Salvation Army and YMCA