The new Surrey Heath Literary Festival began on Monday with a most encouraging attendance for Andy Robertshaw’s talk about the research for his book Ghosts on the Somme, Filming the Battle June – July 1916.
Andy Robertshaw, curator of the RLC Museum in Deepcut, is a wonderfully engaging speaker. He explained to an attentive audience where the truth lay in the famous film of the Battle of the Somme. Fascinating stuff.
I queued up as did many others to get Andy to write a commemorative not in my copy of his book.
Rusty Firmin is an ex-SAS officer, of whose exploits in the Iranian Embassy siege prime minister Mrs Thatcher said, “Courage, and confidence — a brilliant operation. It made us all — all — proud to be British.” Rusty’s book, Go! Go! Go! was reviewed in the Times.
Rusty’s talk is on Friday 20th May, at the Camberley Theatre, from 5.opm – 6.0pm. Continue reading
We’re hugely honoured to have Andrew Robertshaw, the Curator Manager of the Royal Logistic Corps, open the Literary Festival. Andrew’s fascinating, and intriguing talk, on Monday 16th May at the Camberley Theatre, 7.30pm – 8.15pm, is the reasearch for his latest book, Ghosts on the Somme: Filming the Battle June-July 1916, which he co-authored with Alistair Fraser and Steve Roberts. Continue reading