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Homecoming: Soldiers’ Stories in Life and Literature

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This event has finished Took place on: Friday, 19th Jan 2024

 Free

Professor Kate McLoughlin traces the stories of soldiers’ homecomings from antiquity to the present day.

Since Homer’s 'Odyssey', stories of soldiers returning home from war have been brought to life through literature. The way these soldiers have been depicted offers a unique insight into the culture and prevalent views of the times in which their stories were created.

In this revealing talk, Professor Kate McLoughlin will explore the theme of soldiers’ homecoming in literature, and begin to separate the fact from the fiction.

Drawing upon the National Army Museum’s collection, her talk will examine how these stories have evolved over time. She will introduce us to memorable real-life veterans and draw comparisons with some of their literary counterparts.


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2024-01-19 2024-01-19 Europe/London Homecoming: Soldiers’ Stories in Life and Literature Professor Kate McLoughlin traces the stories of soldiers’ homecomings from antiquity to the present day. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2024/01/19/homecoming-soldiers-stories-in-life-and-literature-364620 National Army Museum,Royal Hospital Road, London,London,

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National Army Museum,

Royal Hospital Road, London,
London,
SW3 4HT

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