Cornelius Ryan : War author's huge archive goes on show

Historians in the News

AN exhibition on the archive of best-selling writer Cornelius Ryan - author of A Bridge Too Far and The Longest Day - starts next weekend.

It is part of a weekend of events organised by Edinburgh University's centre for the study of the two world wars to mark Remembrance Sunday.

The archive is one of the largest collections of first-hand information outside of government archives on D-Day, Arnhem and the Fall of Berlin.

The exhibition will feature previously unseen documents and statements from men and women who fought in or contributed to these major historical events.

Among the guests will be US war correspondent Dr Terry Anderson, who was held hostage in the Lebanon for seven years, and celebrated investigative journalist Philip Knightley.

Next Sunday a Remembrance Day Service will be held in the university's Playfair Library in Old College. For more details visit www.ed.ac.uk/news/remembrance.
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