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The Home Front – The Great War & Life in the City

Bank tube station, London (exit 1, on the corner of Poultry and Princes Street)

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As the echoes of the Lord Mayor’s Show fade, walk a different City, a City at war. Start on the steps where war was proclaimed in August 1914 and end where the nation gave thanks when it was all over in November 1918. In between, feel the impact – from the stockbrokers queuing to sign up, to the Zeppelin captains who made the City a special target. Would a spy command your respect for his courage at trial? Would you have cared if the German origin of shopkeepers led to their internment and – for one of the City’s greatest philanthropists – exile? Experience the power of the barons controlling a popular press that unseated a prime minister, while a young woman was so desperate for a break in Fleet Street she disguised herself as a soldier on the front line. Your qualified guides are an established team. Charlie, Emmanuel and Mark have not just walked the war here, they know about the war in that other centre of power – Westminster. You won’t get a better chance to understand the City and its context in the greatest conflict the world had ever known.