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A one-day symposium on "Veterans' Activities and Organisations of the First World War, in the UK and Beyond" was held on Saturday 18th March 2017. hosted by the Centre for the Study of Modern Conflict in the University of Edinburgh, and took place at 50 George Square.

2017 is a particularly appropriate year to hold this event as it is the centenary of the creation of the first ex-service organisations in the UK, the National Association of Discharged Sailors and Soldiers, the National Federation of Discharged and Demobilised Sailors and Soldiers and the Comrades of the Great War, all in 1917.

The keynote speaker, Professor Jay Winter (Yale University) opened the day with an engrossing and challenging talk on 'The silences of the men who served’.  

The day was introduced by Ewen Cameron, Sir William Fraser Professor of Scottish History and Palaeography, and Head of the School of History, Classics & Archaeology. 

This was an encompassing event that will explore the experiences of veterans (men and women) of the First World War including analysis of the organisations they formed both during and after the conflict.

The Call for Papers remains on this site for reference - please click here to see it.  For other details of the event please select the 'Symposium' menu above.

If you would like to go on our mailing list for the event, or have any queries please email Mike Hally: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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