Lecture | In Their Own Words
Wed, Jan. 9, 2019 6:30pm — 8:00pm
The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month awakens special emotions. No other day in the year is like it. Even a century on, it is marked in ever-greater solemnity with red poppies, tolling bells and somber remembrance. One hundred years on, the men who could talk about the 1918 Armistice are gone. There are no survivors. Only the words they wrote allow us to share their extraordinary stories. Dr Norman Watson's illustrated talk uses a remarkable collection of unpublished letters from November 11, 1918 to record and explain what actually happened on the day the Great War ended. This is the Armistice remembered by those who were there, and by the anxious families who waited and wondered if their loved ones had survived.
Dr Norman Watson is a journalist and one of Scotland’s best-selling authors. After 25 years as a writer on the Dundee Courier he is now DC Thomson’s first-ever company historian.
6:30pm drinks reception (drink included in ticket price), 7:00pm lecture commences
£10 non-members | £8 Friends | reservation recommended | 01738 638152 Option 1