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Army shows Journey's End for forces' charity

By Mark Andrews | Donnington | News | Published:

A Shropshire-based army brigade will mark the 100th anniversary since the end of the First World War by showing the classic film Journey's End.

All proceeds from the screening, at Shrewsbury's Old Market Hall Theatre on November 9, will go to the Army Benevolent Fund (ABF).

The event has jointly been organised by the military charity and the XI Signal and WM Brigade, which is based at Donnington, Telford.

Lt Col Richard Jones, who is chairman of Shropshire ABF Anniversary of the end of WW1, will give a talk about the last 100 days of the war before the showing of the film. He will quote first-hand accounts from troops who involved in the conflict.

Journey's End, which was the film-debut for Dudley-born Hollywood director James Whale, told the story of two old school friends serving in the trenches during the closing stages of the war. It was released in 1930, although a new version of the story was made last year.

Lt Col Jones said he had also secured the services of a member of the Royal Irish Pipers to perform at the start of the event.

Guests will also be offered sparkling wine and canapes on arrival.

Tickets priced £25 are available now from the ABF Office at Donnington Army Camp on 01952 674323 or the Old Market Hall box office on 01743 256504.

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Guests are encouraged to join us at the OMH at 18:30hrs. They will be treated to some glasses of Prosecco and some WW1 Trench themed canapé’s.

There will be a presentation from Lt Col Jones explaining the last 100 days of the War and giving accounts from troops who served in the Campaign before the film is screened at 20:00hrs.

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Military Guests are invited to wear Mess Kit and Civilian guests can either wear smart dress or casual.

Please join us for what promises to be a first class night and your opportunity to support the Army Benevolent Fund.

Mark Andrews

By Mark Andrews
@MAndrews_Star

Senior news writer for the Shropshire Star specialising in in-depth features and commentary, investigative reporting and political matters.

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