Wednesday, March 14, 2012

The Human Face of the Great War 1914-1918

Join us for a Brown Bag Lunch
Tuesday, March 20th 2012
State Library of Massachusetts
Room 442 State House
12 until 1:30 PM

Bring your lunch and hear Daniel Leclerc, vice-president of the Belmont Historical Society, former history teacher and past member of the Belmont Board of Selectmen, speak on the shocking human cost of World War I. The war staggered all involved and had a deep impact on culture, art and literature. Mr. Leclerc will discuss life in the trenches, shell shock, poetry, art and the impact of devastating sorrow and grief then and now.

His presentation ties into the State Library’s collection of World War I photos: as he will trace the battlefield experience of one Massachusetts soldier.

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You may also call the Reference Department at 617-727-2590 or e-mail to let us know you will attend.