His­to­rian tells the other side of con­flict

Kapi-Mana News - - OPINION/NEWS -

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.

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