Role of railwaymen who played vital role in the War revealed at Redoubt Fortress in Eastbourne

Great War Railway Men book
Great War Railway Men book

The Military History Series at the Redoubt Fortress continues with an insightful look at the lives of the railwaymen who played a vital role in the First World War.

The story will be told by historian Jeremy Higgins at the Fortress on June 13 from 2pm.

This will be the second military history lecture this year.

History and railway enthusiasts alike will learn about the importance of the railways during the Great War, and the heroic men who worked on the railway network.

Jeremy Higgins will narrate to the audience, from his book Great War Railwaymen, painting the picture of the railway network which was so important to the lives of millions during the First World War.

The railways helped with shipping tonnes of war resources from factories to ports in Britain and ferrying men and supplies to and from the Western Front.

Cllr Margaret Bannister, Eastbourne Borough Council lead cabinet member for tourism, said, “The Redoubt warmly welcomes Jeremy Higgins as he tells the many fascinating stories of the thousands of men who worked on the railways.”

Tickets for the lectures include tea and coffee and are £12 or £10 for concessionary rates. The price also includes entry to the museum.

For more information, visit the website at or call on 01323 410300.

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