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The Human Face of the Great War
Wednesday, June 28 @ 7:00 pmFree
In commemoration of the centennial of World War I, the Medford Public Library and the Medford Historical Society & Museum are offering a series of exhibits and programs on World War I.
The unprecedented and shocking human cost of World War I staggered all involved, raised doubts about dominant military strategy, and had a deep impact on culture, art, literature and contemporary geopolitical reality. The shock waves of this massive loss of life and collateral suffering resonates to this day.
In this hour-long presentation, historian Dan Leclerc will examine the impact of industrialized warfare, the concept of total war, key campaigns and battles, life in the trenches, shell shock, frontiers of medicine, and the impact of devastating sorrow and grief, then and now, and selected representations of arts and literature of this tragic war.
Leclerc teaches adult education courses on World War I at UMass Boston and Tufts University.