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Glasgow’s War: Remembrance Day in George Square

By Demi Boyd, Club 21 intern

University of Glasgow Library

On the evening of November 11th 2014 Glasgow’s experience of World War One was commemorated with a light show projected on to Glasgow City Chambers. The display, which lasted 27 minutes and was played on a loop at intervals from 7pm until midnight, featured audio, film, and still images and was aptly titled ‘Glasgow’s War.’

A couple of weeks ago I started a Club 21 internship with the University of Glasgow Archive Services. The project I have been working on involved creating an album in Flickr, ‘Glasgow’s War’ son et lumiere project.  This gave a taster of the images selected from collections held in the University that were to be used in the WWI Commemoration ‘Glasgow’s War.’ On Tuesday evening I went along to George Square to see the display.

The projection included stories from Glasgow’s home front and featured images from the Rent strikes, shipyards and munitions…

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