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Description: Tim Dodds (editor of the Lightwater blog) records a lecture at the RLC Museum Deepcut by world renowned military historian and battlefield archaeologist Andrew Robertshaw – From D Day to Berlin: Logistics in North-West Europe 1944-45.
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One of the best jewels in Surrey Heath’s crown is without a doubt the RLC Museum in Deepcut. Not just for some of the incredible artefacts in the museum, such as Monty’s Rolls Royce, but also for its superb lecture program and regular highly engaging events.
At the weekend the museum held a Zulu War Day event. As well as having lots of amazing exhibits on display there was a full series of lectures given by world renowned military historians such as our very own Andy Robertshaw.
I have attended many RLC Museum Lectures over the years and I always come away feeling enlightened. They are always fascinating and I have spoken to several women and young people who have been dragged along to one of these events but conceded they were totally captivated by the interesting talks. I have seen many such people at subsequent events.
Many residents, particularly the more mature ones, will have seen the famous film Zulu with Michael Caine. While the film is a great depiction of the Battle at Rorke’s Drift there are some inaccuracies which are brought to light during the lecture. Furthermore and more interestingly, Ian Knight (an expert on the Zulu War) explains how these inaccuracies came about.
The Residents Network recorded the lecture which was provided by Craig Appleton, Ian Knight and Andy Robertshaw. You can play them from this page, download them on iTunes or listen to them on your Apple TV.
The sad fact is that we will loose the RLC Museum once the Army move out of Princess Royal Barracks but while its still here I urge residents, young and old, to take full advantage of this incredible resource while we still have it. We will miss it when its gone.
Men of Rorke’s Drift (Part 1) – Craig Appleton
Men of Rorke’s Drift (Part 2) – Craig Appleton
Men of Rorke’s Drift (Part 3) – Ian Knight
Men of Rorke’s Drift (Part 4) – Ian Knight
Men of Rorke’s Drift (Part 5) – Andy Robertshaw