1917: The Search for Victory
A lecture by Gareth Howell and Rick Stevens
Special guest John Dexter
After the failure of the Somme offensive to end the war the Allies prepare to win the war in 1917. The British are ready having learnt valuable lessons from 1916 and having been reinforced with new equipment and new technology. The successes in the Battle of Arras, including Vimy Ridge give way to the sufferings of Passchendaele and a renewed hope at Cambrai. Join us for a talk by BBC historical advisor Gareth Howell and Battlefield Relic Hunter Rick Stevens for an examination of this critical year of the First World War, examining the events from a new light a hundred years on.
The talk will also include an artefacts display and a guest appearance by the distinguished Chemist John Dexter examining the life of Fritz Haber, inventor of poison gas in the First World War and a saviour of the Jewish people in the Second as we discuss morality and the people caught up in conflict.
Friday 10 November. 7-9.30pm
Tickets: £10.00 Adult / £8.00 Museum Friend / £5.00 Children (under 16)
Our Lady’s Abingdon (Main Hall)
To book: 01235 523703 / firstname.lastname@example.org / tickets on the door