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EU Consular Corps marks World War I Centennial

ATLANTA (December 4) –  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 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. Over 20 countries are participating in #FootballRemembers activities, including three cities in the US – Atlanta, New York City, and Washington, DC.

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
*Free parking available in parking deck directly behind building

WHEN:            Tuesday, December 9th, 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, December 13th, 2014
10:30 am:  Opening Ceremony

                  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

  Peavine Parking Deck

29 Eagle Row
Atlanta, GA 30322
*Free Parking Available

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

 

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