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Called to Arms New Brunswickers and The First Canadian Overseas Contingent - The Great War Centenary Lecture Series

Author: Communications

Posted on Nov 10, 2014

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The Gregg Centre for the Study of War and Society at the University of New Brunswick is presenting Called to Arms: New Brunswickers and the First Canadian Overseas Contingent the Great War Centenary lecture series.  The lecture will be held at the New Brunswick Museum (NBM) Saint John beginning at 7 p.m. on Nov. 13, 2014.

The Great War Centenary Lecture series feature public lectures about new research on the First World War experience in a local (New Brunswick), national, and international context from the perspective of both the war and home fronts.

This lecture examines how these early volunteers were recruited and then selected for overseas service, explores their motivations for answering the call to arms, and recounts some their early experiences before going into battle.

Lecturer J. Brent Wilson is the Director of the New Brunswick Military Heritage Project.

About the Lecture Series

The Great War Centenary Lecture series will feature public lectures about new research on the First World War experience in a local (New Brunswick), national, and international context from the perspective of both the war and home fronts.

Some lectures will correspond with the anniversary of a specific event while others will be more representative of current research and new ways of thinking about the war.

Lectures are supported by The Gregg Centre, the New Brunswick Military Heritage Project, the Network for the Study of Civilians, Soldiers, and Society and the Teachers' Network for the Study of War and the Canadian Experience.  All the lectures are free and open to the public.