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Invitation to a lecture on ‘The Doughboys: Americans in World War One’, 11 September, Belfast, Linen Hall Library

Posted  30 August 2017 in News  
By Pamela Linden
Looking south and west towards Flabas and the Bois des Caures from the Cote de Chaumont. By kind permission of 'Fields of Battle, Lands of Peace: The Doughboys'.

Venue:            Linen Hall Library, 17 Donegall Square N, Belfast BT1 5GB

Date:               Monday September 11, 2017

Time:              12:00pm (Light Sandwich Lunch), 12:30pm Lecture, 1:30pm Q&A

Theme:           “The Doughboys: Americans in World War One”

During September, Belfast City Council will host a large, outdoor photographic exhibition in the grounds of Belfast City Hall which depicts the poignant imagery of the First World War.

Captured over a period of eight years, Fields of Battle, Lands of Peace: The Doughboys 1917-1918 is an acclaimed series of photographic images that document the battlefields of the First World War as they are today.

“Fields of Battle, Lands of Peace: The Doughboys 1917-1918” is the work of renowned photo-journalist, historian and battlefields guide, Michael St Maur Sheil.  During Summer 2017, “Fields of Battle, Lands of Peace” has been displayed at significant locations in London, Liverpoool, Newcastle and Edinburgh.  To mark its opening in Belfast, Sheil is delivering a lecture on the exhibition, organised by the U.S. Consulate, Belfast, with a particular focus on the American dimension in the Great War. The event is free but spaces are limited attendees must RSVP.

RSVPs will be accepted on a first-come first-served basis. Please note seats will likely fill up very fast.

Please RSVP to mckittrickp@state.gov or via 02890 386110 asap.

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