Haslemere Festival Talk: GENERAL LORD RAWLINSON

Friday 26th May @ 11:00AM @ Haslemere Museum

[£5.00 plus £1.00 booking fee per ticket (no booking fee for Haslemere Hall Full Members)] Buy tickets online or [box office: 01428 642 161]

Talk: General Lord Rawlinson (1864-1925) ‘The Dorset Soldier Who Won the First World War with Rodney Atwood

Henry Rawlinson’s career culminated in a series of spectacular victories on the Western Front in 1918 and successful command of the Indian Army in the early 1920s.  Rodney Atwood (who has written Rawlinson’s biography) will focus on these events as well as describing the whole man – his inheritance from his parents; his happy, long-lasting marriage; his interest in art at which he was a gifted amateur; his friendships with distinguished men including Herbert Kitchener and Winston Churchill; his comments on Gandhi.  He will discuss the disastrous first day of the Somme and set it against the difficulties of making war on the Western Front, as well as later successes in the 141-day-long battle of the Somme.

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