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Belfast Boys: How Unionists and Nationalists fought and died together in the First World War, with Professor Richard Grayson

22nd November – 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Free

This is the story of men from either side of West Belfast’s sectarian divide during the Great War. Richard Grayson follows the volunteers of the 36th and 16th divisions who fought on the Somme and side-by-side at Messines, recovering the forgotten West Belfast men throughout the armed forces, from the retreat at Mons to the defeat of Germany and life post-war. In so doing, he tells a new story which challenges popular perceptions of the war and explains why remembrance remains so controversial in Belfast today.

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Date:
22nd November
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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The Linen Hall Library
Phone:
+44 (0)28 9032 1707
Email:
info@linenhall.com
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Venue

Linen Hall Library
17 Donegall Square North
Belfast, BT1 5GB United Kingdom
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