Ways with no Glory at Cafe OTO
uploaded this event on July 11, 2014
On 4th August 2014, exactly one hundred years ago Britain and Germany went to war. On the eve of that day the Cafe Oto will be hosting a performance by Phil Minton and Veryan Weston to cast a different perspective on that war. - The focus will be on the courageous stance that some men took in refusing to kill their fellow working-men when they were conscripted in 1916. One of these was Harry Patch, the oldest First World War survivor, who said of war a few years before he died at the age of 111:
“To me, it's a licence to go out and murder. Why should the British government call me up and take me out to a battlefield to shoot a man I never knew, whose language I couldn't speak?”...