29 August, 11:45am, Baillie Gifford Main Theatre
An event challenging popular ideas about the First World War. The poetry of the period is often associated with the shock, hell and pathos but Geert Buelens’ Everything to Nothing shows that poets were leaders in the propaganda game of pro-war rhetoric. Leading war historian Gary Sheffield paints discredited Field Marshal Douglas Haig in a new light in his fully updated biography, arguing that Haig’s achievements in the Somme and Passchendaele deserve wider recognition. Chaired by Sheena McDonald.
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