The Guardians of Martock Church - Illustrated Talk

The Guardians of Martock Church - Illustrated Talk


Thursday, 12th September 2019

"The end of World War One and its aftermath". 7:30pm. This fascinating talk is by Rodney Atwood, PhD, a renowned Cambridge-educated and much-published Military Historian who has also served in the Royal Tank Regiment. He is in great demand as a lecturer and a regular contributor to military journals. Free entry but there will be a retiring collection for service charities. Ample parking at The George, opposite the church & at the nearby Martock Surgery. For more details click the title.

Of late Rodney Atwood has been presenting a series of well-received talks about military and political aspects of the First World War. On this, the Centenary of the Treaty of Versailles, he will summarise the major battles, world-wide, that led to the armistice, the collapse of Russia and the Austro-Hungarian Empire; the redrawing of the map of Europe & Near East, with the creation of new countries; all leading to WWII and the continuing turmoil.  He will discuss the situation in Britain both during & after the war and the impact of the men returning from War Service. He will take questions from the audience, dealing, if asked, about the role of women in the war and when the men came home.

Ewan Hewitt attended two of his earlier talks, with several women in the enthusiastic audiences. As Ewan was also up at Cambridge, Rodney has agreed to make no charge for his services. There will be a voluntary retiring collection.