Historian tells the other side of conflict
The Porirua Historical Association is finishing its series of talks on World War I with a presentation by Damien Fenton, a military historian who is a research fellow at Massey University.
He is the author of New Zealand and the First World War, one of the first books published as part of the Centenary History of New Zealand and the First World War series.
Fenton will present a public lecture at 4pm on Sunday, July 12, at the Porirua Club.
He will look at the nine month Gallipoli campaign from the other side – from the Ottomans, who lost 6000 people at Gallipoli, many of them Arab soldiers conscripted from Syria and Palestine.
He will explain why that side of the story has been whitewashed from New Zealand and Australian history and also in modern Turkey.
Inquiries to Tony Cross 238 0058.
Military historian and Massey University honorary research fellow Damien Fenton.