Lecture: Mountains, Mules & Malaria – the British Salonika Force Experience, 1915-18
October 17, 2023 7:45 PM - 9:00 PM at Zoom only
Lecturer: Alan Wakefield
This talk examines the experiences of British soldiers fighting in the Salonika Campaign during the Great War. Letters, diaries and memoirs of soldiers are used to illustrate the nature of warfare in Macedonia and the problems of climate and disease.
Alan is currently head of the First World War and Early 20th Century Conflict curatorial team at the Imperial War Museum. He is a member of the British Commission for Military History and chairman of the Salonika Campaign Society. Alan writes and lectures on various aspects of military history with particular emphasis on the First World War and over the past decade has led many tour groups to the battlefields of the Salonika Campaign. A former resident of St Albans, Alan was a member of the Arc and Arc’s Homefront Project Group during the First World War Centenary.
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