• Politics & Prose Presents: Andrew Beaujon, A Bigger Field Awaits Us

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    Date: Thu, Jun 14
    Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

 

Beaujon’s engaging history focuses on the lives and legacy of the 1914 members of the Edinburgh football team. Some dozen players for the Heart of Midlothian—fondly renamed McCrae’s Battalion after their charismatic colonel—along with many of their local fans enlisted in World War I; few came back, and those that did suffer the physical and emotional effects of gas and trauma. Their community has remained loyal to them, marking their sacrifice with a memorial cairn that attracts hundreds of visitors—sporting paper poppies—annually. Beaujon, senior editor at Washingtonian, movingly profiles these soldiers, explains why they went to war, and gives a fresh perspective on the conflict.

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