RLC Museum Lecture Program 2016

RLCM Lecture Poster 24.03.16 v2
Thursday 21st January
‘Women in World War I’ Dan Allen
Dan Allen, a long-time friend of the Museum, will present his lecture about both the
experiences-of and the many essential roles played by women during The Great War.
Thursday 24th March
‘Aldershot in the Great War’ Murray Rowlands
Continuing the theme of World War I, noted local historian Murray Rowlands will speak on the topic of his recently-published book Aldershot in the Great War. As Britain’s premier military base of the time, Aldershot has a rich and fascinating history; captured here.
 
Thursday 21st April
‘Operation Thunderbolt: A Close Run Thing’ Prof Saul David
We are delighted to welcome back the noted historian, novelist and broadcaster Prof Saul David, who will present a lecture based on his most-recent book, Operation Thunderbolt: Flight 139 and the Raid on Entebbe Airport; which details the raid carried out to rescue Jewish nationals by the Israeli Special Forces, on 3rd July 1976.
Thursday 23rd June
‘Herbert Sulzbach: The Man with a Big Heart’ Ainslie Hepburn With these words, the German Ambassador described Herbert Sulzbach (1894-1985), who fought for Germany in WWI and with the Pioneer Corps in WWII. He was awarded both the OBE and the Grand Cross of the German Federal Republic for his post-war work fostering Anglo-German co-operation. This talk explores the man and his fascinating life.
Thursday 22nd September
‘The War in the West’ James Holland
James Holland has just completed the second part of his revelatory new trilogy about World War II. The product of more than a decade of research, these superb new books challenge convention and long-held wisdom about this cataclysmic conflict.
Thursday 24th November
‘“Arming Britain’s Wartime Secret Army”: Weapons and Equipment of the Auxunits’ Maj Dale Clark
Having recently-spoken of the arming of World War II’s Home Guard, Maj Clarke returns to speak on the subject of the Auxunits, our secret, anti-invasion guerrilla fighters.

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