Four moments in history
One of the Anzac’s greatest military victories will be retold at a special historic talk and screening in Marlborough.
Australian historian and documentary maker Kelvin Crombie will present a free viewing of his documentary, the 31 October Destiny’s Date, at the Marlborough RSA.
Based in Jerusalem in Israel, Kelvin believes the date has special significance as four major global events happened on this date in history.
He will share his knowledge about Anzac military heritage and his time in Israel.
After moving there in 1979 he worked at a hospital for handicapped children and then at a retirement home.
But talk organisers in Blenheim say it is his wealth of knowledge about the Anzacs that prompted the talk.
Don Moore says there are four key events which Kelvin will talk about.
‘‘His documentary portrays four key historical events that occurred on October 31, including the Battle of Beersheba involving the Australian Light Horse in 1917. The other events are the official beginning of the Protestant Reformation in 1517, the Kaiser’s entry into Jerusalem in 1898 and the Balfour Declaration in 1917.
‘‘He’s a really knowledgeable speaker,’’ Don says.
Kelvin is involved with other Anzac military heritage and commemoration projects in Israel. He is a participating member of the Association of the Heritage of the First World War.
He will be at the Clubs of Marlborough on July 31 at 7.30 pm. Contact 022 025 6787 for further information.