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June 15

A Girl’s and Boy’s Own War: Children’s Magazine during WWII – FREE Public Talk

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King William Court, Old Royal Naval College
Greenwich, London, SE10 9LS United Kingdom
June 15, 2019
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
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A Girl’s and Boy’s Own War: Children’s Magazines and Literature during the Second World War



This talk examines the wartime reading matter for children and especially looks at the Girl’s Own and Boy’s Own magazines.  Using surveys, films and the content of the magazines it discusses how children and young adults were encouraged to participate in the war effort, how the war was represented to them, and at how this differed between genders.


Victoria Carolan is a cultural historian specialising in maritime history and film, she is a Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Greenwich.


Age: 12+


This event will be held in room KW003, University of Greenwich, King William Court, Old Royal Naval College. This is a FREE public talk but all attendees are required to register for their free ticket.


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