What does Heroism mean to me
This week I began a short course with the University of Leeds regarding Heroism during World War One.
In my own way, I am hoping this course will help with furthering my understanding of the Great War, it may help with family research especially regarding the heroes in our family and it may also give me a new direction to consider whilst writing my book. (A short biography on the life of my great grand uncle; John George Woods.)
So far this course has given reflection on the following:
What does heroism mean to you?
Analysing British recruitment posters
Recruitment posters: Your initial impressions
Curate your own exhibition of war paintings
and a series of Q&A’s
Whilst working through this, we have been asked to keep a learning log, this I have showcased on;
Has anybody used this site before?
If you haven’t it’s worth a visit, this site is easily applied to family research and a very clever way to showcase family photos and records.
Here is my learning log so far;
The following Newspaper article is about Private William Allison, he was a comrade in the 1st/6th battalion Durham Light Infantry and fought beside my great grand uncle on the 26th April 1915. This soldier was a hero in his own right and one of the bravest men I have ever read about.
He sacrificed his own life by using himself as a human shield to allow his comrades to reach safety. William Allison was shot in the heart and died instantly.
What does Heroism mean to you?
I would love to hear your comments on this subject, and be able to read your own posts of heroes in your family. Please feel free to link any of your own stories/posts to the comments section.