Wednesday 21 November, 1:30pm and 7:00pm
Join us at the Queensferry Crossing Contact & Education Centre on the 100th anniversary of the surrender of the German Fleet to learn all about this hugely important act and the amazing spectacle it offered. There will be a talk and displays offered by South Queensferry History Group, North Queensferry Heritage Trust, and the Royal Navy, while guests can enjoy a panoramic view of the Firth of Forth where it all happened a century ago. where it happened.
Monday 22 October – Friday 23 November 2018
Previously untold stories of Scottish soldiers captured during World War I and imprisoned in Germany are revealed in this new exhibition by National Records of Scotland (NRS). It features soldiers’ personal letters and photographs telling their stories from “behind the wire” in their own words, including one soldier’s darkly amusing war diary.
You can visit the display Monday – Friday, 10:00 – 4:30pm, at National Records of Scotland, General Register House, 2 Princes Street, Edinburgh. The exhibition is free.
Thursday 22 November 2018, 7pm
Taking place at the Scottish Poetry Library in Edinburgh, the life and work of one of the war’s great poets, Edmund Blunden, will be celebrated with the launch of a new edition of his selected poems.
Robyn Marsack, former Director of the SPL, and Blunden’s daughter Margi, will be in conversation about his progress during the war and how it affected his writing both during and in the years after the war concluded.
31 March - 11 November 2018
Held at the King’s Own Scottish Borderers’ Regimental Museum in Berwick-upon-Tweed, this free exhibition highlights the social, political, health and economic issues that arose for ex-service personnel after the war. Constructed from official and unofficial documents, hardship letters and financial assistance applications, the exhibition highlights the tragic plight of ex-servicemen, war disabled ex-servicemen, and their families in post-war Britain.