EU Consular Corps marks World War I Centennial

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    • Monday December 8, 2014 - Tuesday December 9, 2014
      11:00 pm - 10:59 pm
  • Location: Atlanta, GA
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Summary Sentence: The EU Consular Corps in Atlanta are presenting two special events commemorating the 100th anniversary of World War I and the Christmas Truce, when soldiers entered No Man’s Land to exchange Christmas gifts, bury the fallen and play a game of footbal

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ATLANTA (8 December) –  The EU Consular Corps in Atlanta are presenting two special events commemorating the 100th anniversary of World War I and the Christmas Truce, when soldiers entered No Man’s Land to exchangeChristmas gifts, bury the fallen and play a game of football – or as our American friends call it soccer.

On Tuesday, December 9, Emory University British Professor Patrick Allitt will deliver a special lecture highlighting the historical significance of World War I and the Christmas Truce. 

 On Saturday, December 13, a re-enactment of the Christmas Truce match will take place at Emory Woodruff PE Center Field. President of the newly awarded Major League Soccer team MLS Atlanta, Darren Eales, will take the field for team Britain.  MLS owner Arthur Blank will present the winner’s trophy. 

 This event is part of Football Remembers Week, a partnership between Premier League, Football Association and the British Council to engage fans about what took place in Flanders on Christmas Day 1914. #FootballRemembers

 Lecture:  The Christmas Truce & the Lives of Soldiers in WWI Lecture

 WHO: Professor Patrick Allitt

           British Consul General Jeremy Pilmore-Bedford

 WHERE: Emory University

               Oxford Road Building Presentation Auditorium

               1390 Oxford Road

                Atlanta, GA 30322

WHEN: Tuesday, 9 December 2014

            Reception:  6:00 pm

            Lecture:  7:00 pm 

Football Friendly: Christmas Truce Match

 WHO: British Consul General Jeremy Pilmore-Bedford 

           German Deputy Consul General Thomas Wülfing

           MLS Atlanta president Darren Eales (Play on Team GB)

           MLS Atlanta owner Arthur Blank (Trophy Presentation)

WHEN: Saturday, 13 December 2014

            10:30 am: Opening Ceremonies and Playing of National Anthems

            11:00 am: Kick off

            12:45 pm: End of Match/ Trophy presentation

WHERE: Emory Woodruff PE Center Field

              26 Eagle Row

              Atlanta, GA 30322

Event is free, open to the public and sponsored by the British Consulate GeneralConsulate General of Germany, European Union, Soccer in the Streets and Emory University’s The Halle Institute for Global Learning.

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Office of International Education, International Student and Scholar Services, Global Internship Program

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  • Created On: Dec 10, 2014 - 12:41pm
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