The Shorncliffe Lectures 2015 at the Tower Theatre, Shorncliffe
The Shorncliffe Lectures: Saturday 14th November 2015
Gurkha, Canadian and Belgian Military Connections - 200 years of history.
10.00 am Start - 5.00 pm Finish. £18.00, concessions £15.00.
Dr Stephen Summerfield of Loughborough University
"The Netherlands and the Defence of Kent"
Author who written over 40 books in military history, science and education. Specialising in the 18th and early 19th uniforms, equipment and weapons. Editor of the Shorncliffe Lecture Series and historical advisor to the Shorncliffe Trust.
Andrew Bamford, Historian and Author
"With Wellington's Outposts: The Peninsular and Waterloo letters of John Vandeleur."
John Vandeleur's letters home provide an excellent insight into the Peninsular War, Waterloo and links well with the Light Division and Shorncliffe. An academically-trained historian with a research focus on the military history of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
Gavin Edgerley-Harris, Curator of The Gurkha Museum in Winchester.
"The Brigade of Gurkhas over 200 years."
200 Years' Service to the Crown. The Gurkha Museum at Winchester tells the moving and unique story of Gurkha service to the British Crown and its people for 200 years. Gurkha graves are spread across the face of the earth in nearly every country in which Britain has fought - silent testament to Gurkha loyalty and courage.
Stephen Head, Trustee and Educational Lead, The Shorncliffe Trust
"The Canadian Expeditionary Force at Shorncliffe in the Great War."
Stephen will present a PowerPoint presentation, followed by Stephen Head and Christopher Shaw. Introduction to Operation Vincent: The First Day of the Somme 1st July 1916.
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