Are you of Scottish ancestry? Interested in World War I or early 20th-century history? Then join us for a talk tomorrow, Tuesday, April 10 at 5:30pm called “Return of the Soldier: The Scots in America during World War I.”
Research carried out at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, shows that hundreds of Scottish men who had emigrated to America at the turn of the century returned to fight for their mother country at the outbreak of the First World War. Many had made a good life for themselves here and were under no obligation to return to Scotland. Tragically, many of the volunteers were killed on the battlefields or died in military hospitals.
This public lectures and discussion will explore the legacy of the Scots in America during this traumatic period. Yvonne McEwen, from the Centre for the Study of The Two World Wars, The University of Edinburgh presents.
Also, it’s New York Tartan Week! Dozens of events around the city celebrate Scottish heritage;check them out: http://www.tartanweek.com.