Dear UK members,
As part of the 70th anniversary commemorations of the Battle of the Atlantic taking place in Liverpool on 24-28 May, I thought you might be interested in this Academic Conference.
I will post more information about other events planned shortly.
Director, Kresy-Siberia (UK)
"THE BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC REMEMBERED"
Academic Conference Liverpool
23rd-24th May 2013
This Academic Conference will reflect upon and analyse many of the human and military aspects of the Battle of the Atlantic. Twenty-five internationally-acclaimed academic historians, military strategists and authors from the UK, USA, Canada and continental Europe will come together for this unique event, set in the city that controlled the Atlantic Approaches to Europe during the Second World War.
The Conference Facilitator is Professor Eric Grove, an internationally-renowned expert in naval history and military strategy.
The first day of the conference is to be at the Royal Navy Headquarters in Brunswick Dock by courtesy of the Naval Regional Commander, Commodore Dickie Baum R.N. and will be opened by Dame Lorna Muirhead, the Lord Lieutenant of Merseyside. The Keynote Speaker is Vice Admiral Sir Allan Massey, a former Second Sea Lord and now the Chief Executive of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency. The first day will end with a traditional Royal Navy Wardroom Dinner at the Naval Headquarters.
For the second day of the Conference, the event moves to the Liverpool Maritime Museum in the Albert Dock where the presentations and discussions will continue in the main lecture theatre. The afternoon presentations are followed by a reception for the delegates and invited guests which will be sponsored by Seafarers UK, the primary UK charity for distressed mariners, both Merchant Navy and Royal Navy. The day ends with the Band of the Her Majesty's Royal Marines which will "beat retreat" on the flags outside the Museum at 19:45.
The conference is limited to a maximum of 100 delegates. The conference fee is £30 for the two days and includes lunches and morning and afternoon refreshments. The conference dinner costs £35 per person including wines and port. Attendance is open to anyone with a deeper interest in the history of the Battle of the Atlantic.
Requests to book places, whilst available, may be addressed to the Hon. Conference Administrator, Dr. Nicolas Jedynakiewicz,(admin@...
or by post to:
Dr. Nicolas Jedynakiewicz, D.L.
"The Battle of the Atlantic Remembered" Conference Delegate Bookings,
c/o Naval Regional Headquarters, Brunswick Dock, Liverpool L3 4DZ