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Uxbridge Legion hosting Remembrance Speaker Series


UXBRIDGE: Later this month, Uxbridge Branch 170, of the Royal Canadian Legion, will be hosting a trio of special guests as part of the Remembrance Speaker Series.

Each event will take place at the Legion, located at 109 Franklin Street, beginning at 7 p.m., with a $10 admission fee per event, additional donations will be accepted appreciatively. In addition, there will be books for sale, to further the educational experience, leading up to Remembrance Day in November.

The series starts on Thursday, October 19th, with one of Uxbridge’s most renowned authors, Ted Barris, presenting on ‘The Battle of the Atlantic: Gauntlet to Victory’. The noted historian will be highlighting the longest continuous action of WWII, the pivotal Battle of the Atlantic.

On Sunday, October 22nd, the Legion will welcome author and broadcaster Andy Robertshaw. One of the UK’s most exciting military historians, his experiential approach draws upon years of experience and archaeological research. He will be presenting on Finding the Fallen: the Archaeology of the Great War.

Finally, the series comes to a close on Thursday, October 26th, in an informative evening with broadcaster and author Malcolm Kelly, who will be presenting work related to his latest book, Sprog: A Novel of Bomber Command. His work traces the story of the young men who flocked to Canada from across the Commonwealth, the United Kingdom and the USA, in hopes of conquering the challenges of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan.

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