Events Calendar
May 14
15:00 - 19:00
Zeebrugge: The making of a legend
Gateways to the First World War
A Gateways to the First World War workshop

Join us at the University of Kent for a free event to launch the research findings from our recent Zeebrugge: The making of a legend project.

We are delighted to welcome back a great friend of Kent and Gateways, Professor Sophie de Schaepdrijver, who will give a talk on the German occupation of Bruges and Zeebrugge during the First World War.The event will launch the research findings from our recent project, Zeebrugge: The making of a legend. Prof. Mark Connelly led a team of volunteer researchers to investigate the profile of the Zeebrugge raid of 1918 in British popular perceptions of the First World War during the 1920s and 1930s. The findings were written up and presented in a booklet and pop-up exhibition.We will also show the 1927 naval epic, The Battles of Coronel and Falkland Islands. Made by British Instructional Films, the company which also produced Zeebrugge in 1924 (and shown by Gateways last year), The Battles of Coronel and Falkland Islands was a lavish recreation of the two naval engagements of November and December 1914 re-enacted for the cameras by ships of the British Mediterranean Fleet based at Valetta, Malta. See the full programme and book your place here.We would be delighted if you are able to attend the full event. However, there is the option when booking to choose to attend either the screening (3pm-5pm) or project launch and lecture by Prof de Schaepdrijver (5pm-7pm) only.

Visit the event web page

Book your place at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/zeebrugge-the-making-of-a-legend-tickets-59523156363


Location

Keynes College,
University of Kent,
Canterbury,
Kent,
CT2 7NP
United Kingdom
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Details

Open to All,

Free



Contact: Zoe Denness
E: gateways@kent.ac.uk
Gateways to the First World War, School of History

 

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