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october, 2022

2022sat01oct10:00 am11:00 amBook Festival | Lt Gen Sir Alistair Irwin in conversation with Victoria SchofieldSaturday 1st October| 10.00am - 11.00am | £10Book Now

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First World War – Biography
This is the story not of a great general, nor of a much-feted national hero nor indeed of the scion of some grand family; instead, it tells of the all too brief life of just one of the host of young officers who marched so bravely to the sound of the guns in August 1914, so many of them never to return.

In conversation with Victoria Schofield, author of the two-volume history of The Black Watch, The Highland Furies, and The Black Watch: Fighting on the Front Line, Lt Gen Sir Alistair Irwin will discuss how he researched and wrote about the life of his great uncle Lt Lewis Cumming, describing how he and the men of The Black Watch fought and died during the opening stages of the First World War.  From his early life on Speyside to the front line this is a story that will resonate with many families across the land.

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(Saturday) 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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