When:
Wednesday, Nov 08, 2017 5:30p -
7:30p

Where:
Massachusetts Historical Society
1154 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02215

Admission:
$10

Categories:
Date Idea, Lectures & Conferences

Event website:
https://www.masshist.org/calendar/event?event=2293

World War I army recruitment posters proclaimed “Join up and be in France in 60 days.” A young high school graduate, Hubert Kelley, answered the call. Working as a soldier on the railroads in war-torn France, Kelley found his vocation as a poet and writer through vivid letters to family. The Weeping Angle statue in Amiens Cathedral symbolized the sadness of war to him and his fellow doughboys. His daughter, Mary Kelley, has published a selection of these letters and will read from his correspondence while Christopher Capozzola (MIT) comments from a historian’s perspective.

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08/11/2017 17:30:00 08/11/2017 19:30:00 15 The Weeping Angel, Letters and Poems from World War I France, 1917-1919 World War I army recruitment posters proclaimed “Join up and be in France in 60 days.” A young high school graduate, Hubert Kelley, answered the call. Working as a soldier on the railroads in war-... Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston, MA 02215 Organizer Organizer e-mail false DD/MM/YYYY Reddit