Sevastopol and Singapore 1942
Tuesday 21st February 2017
The fall of Singapore was one of the most disastrous episodes in the story of the British Empire and an 75th anniversary that deserves attention and reflection. The siege of Sevastopol which took place at the same time was seen as a heroic episode by the Soviet union and its successor Russia.
Mungo Melvin, our speaker is one of Britain's leading military thinkers and historians. His military career took him to senior appointments in the development of military doctrine and leadership training. He has a particular interest in battlefields. He has been a major contributor to the way that the British Army uses historic battlefields for staff rides and battlefield studies. . As a military historian , he is best known for his biography of Erich von Manstein the conqueror of Sevastopol. He is currently the President of the British Commission for Military History.
Our hosts will be the Fusiliers Museum and the event includes a sandwich lunch, a glass of wine and the opportunity to network in the exclusive surroundings of the Fusiliers mess in HM Tower of London. If you would like to attend this lunchtime talk, please make a donation of £25 for each attendee (£20 for members of the Battlefields Trust), using the link below, and email your name, contact number and any special requirements (dietary/mobility) to firstname.lastname@example.org On receipt, email confirmation will be sent together with directions to the venue. If you have any questions, please ring 0207 387 6620. We look forward to welcoming you.
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The booking deadline for this event is Friday 17th February 2017.
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