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Professor Sir Hew Strachan, Lord Lieutenant of Tweeddale
Commemorating the First World War
With a career in Military History specializing in the British Army and the First World War, Hew Strachan will discuss the regional and local commemorations of the centenary of the First World War.
The support for these events far exceeded the expectations of both the government and the BBC. They spanned all age groups and the vitality and duration were driven from the bottom up – by local communities and schools, by families and churches. Hew Strachan served on the advisory committees for Scotland, the UK and France, and was both a Commonwealth War Graves Commissioner and Imperial War museums Trustee during the centenary. He will explain the motivations and ambitions behind the commemorations – what worked and what didn’t.