Living on the WW1 Battlefields, with Charlotte Descamps - 2nd Aug 2012

Living on the WW1 Battlefields, with Charlotte Descamps PLEASE NOTE  that there is a mini van going to the WW1 Battlefields talk(Below) leaving at 5 pm  from the Garrison Club - Kensington Army Hall  if anyone wants transport.

Living on the WW1 Battlefields, with Charlotte Descamps
10 August 2012
Friday, 5.30pm
Dunningham Room, Dunedin Public Library

Belgian historian Charlotte Descamps describes life on the World War 1 battlefield of Ypres nearly 100 years after the bloodshed. Charlotte was born among the fields where the fighting took place and where so many Otago men lost their lives. She is a founding member of the Passchendaele Society 1917, a charity that organises commemoration events, and has been running battlefield tours since 2004. Charlotte’s talk will cover what remains from the destruction, including the unearthing of bones, ordinance (200 tons of ammunition is still collected every year) and other objects that are a constant reminder of the grinding war that took place on Flanders Fields almost a century ago.


Seán Brosnahan
Curator
Toitū
Otago Settlers Museum
Dunedin City Council

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