BOOK NIGHT:THE AUTUMN OF THE ACE with Louis de Bernières & Kelly Falconer
A different format to our usual events, Book Nights will randomly offer five attendees to join the author and the host (with video), the rest of the audience will be muted but will be able to post or ask questions live. Hosted by Kelly Falconer The idea is to encourage reading and discussion of reading, […]
Land of Mine + Q&A
Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards, Land of Mine was inspired by real events and tells the story of German prisoners of war sent to clear land mines in Denmark after World War II. Followed by a discussion of its contemporary relevance today.
I have loved every day and every assignment
The Gulf Breeze News runs a portrait of Fred Waters, a WWII serviceman who later became a war reporter. He worked for the International News Service, which morphed into United Press International, before starting a 34 year career as a foreign correspondent with the Associated Press. There are some interesting quotes in the piece I […]
Bomber Boys: Fighting back 1940-1945
Night after night and at great risk, the daring young men of RAF Bomber Command rained indiscriminate death and destruction on Nazi Germany. They scored bulls-eyes on industrial and military targets. They also slaughtered innocents. “It’s a fair assumption that when Tom dropped our bombs women and boys and girls were killed,” one wrote home. […]