The Weeping Angel, Letters and Poems from World War I France - Mass Historical Society - Lecture

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

World War I army recruitment posters proclaimed, "Join up and be in France in 60 days." A young high school graduate, Hubert Kelley, answered the call. Working as a soldier on the railroads in war-torn France, Kelley found his vocation as a poet and writer through vivid letters to family. The Weeping Angle statue in Amiens Cathedral symbolized the sadness of war to him and his fellow doughboys.

His daughter, Mary Kelley, has published a selection of these letters and will read from his correspondence while Christopher Capozzola (MIT) comments from a historian's perspective.

Massachusetts Historical Society

1154 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02215

Sponsor(s): Massachusetts Historical Society
Time(s): 5:30 p.m.
Cost: $10

Date Added: Friday, September 01, 2017
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