Military history lecture series

Guelph Muse­ums has announced the third annual lecture series to take place this fall and winter in partnership with the Laurier Centre for Military Strategic and Disarmament Studies, in Waterloo.

The series expanded to five lectures this year, and will feat­ure leading researchers and speakers in each of their re­spective fields.

The series began on Oct. 15 with Spies Like Us: Canadians in Nazi-Occupied France, by Dr. Jonathan Vance, from the University of Western Ontario.

The second takes place on Nov. 19 and is titled ‘The war of the poor relations’: The Can­adians at the Lamone, De­cem­ber 1944, by Eric McGeer, from St. Clement’s School, Toronto.

The third features a naval theme in recognition of the cen­tennial of the Canadian Navy in 2010 – U-boats in the St. Lawrence, 1942-1944: A Most Uniquely Canadian Battle, will be presented by Dr. Roger Sarty from Wilfrid Laur­ier University on Jan.  21.

The fourth lecture is on Feb. 18 and features The Search for a Hero: Talbot Mercer Papi­neau and the Great War, by Geoff Keelan, of the Laurier Centre for Military Strategic and Disarmament Studies.

The final lecture, on March 25, is “A brilliant success”: The Canadian Capture of Fres­noy, 3 May 1917, by Mike Bechthold, of the Laurier Cen­tre for Military Strategic and Disarmament Studies.

All lectures begin at 7:30pm and will take place at Guelph Civic Museum. The doors will be open at 6:30pm. The lec­tures are sponsored by the Laurier Centre for Military Strategic and Disarmament Studies and are offered at no charge.

A selection of publi­cations from LCMSDS Press will be available for sale at each lecture.

Guelph Civic Museum is located at 6 Dublin Street South.  For further information please contact Katherine Mc­Cracken, Director, Guelph Muse­ums, at 519-836-1221, extension 2775.