Presentations

The 7 presentations can all be tailored to suit the time available for audiences; from 10 mins for a school assembly to a 40 minute presentation. Jeremy is very happy to answer questions at the end of each presentation and to help anyone with their own research.

Etaples 2Sacrifice and Remembrance

    • The scale of the sacrifice in WW1
    • The founding principles of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC)
    • The personalities involved in establishing  the CWGC
    • Stories behind some of the headstones
    • How those killed in recent conflicts are now commemorated

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Iconic Memorials for the Fallen

    • The Menin Gate
    • The Cenotaph
    • Tomb of the Unknown Warrior (Westminster Abbey / Arlington Cemetery)
    • Thiepval Memorial
    • The Ring of Remembrance
    • Armed Forces, Iwo Jima, Vietnam, Bomber Command  Memorials

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The Miracle Flower – From Flanders to the Tower

    • In Flanders Field
    • Personalities who first promoted the Poppy
    • The Poppy Factory
    • The opium poppy in Afghanistan
    • The Poppy in remembrance
    • Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red Display at the Tower of London

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 For Valour – The Victoria Cross Story

    • Origins of the Victoria Cross and its criteria
    • Other awards for gallantry and their criteria
    • The making of the medal
    • Stories of some VC recipients
    • How VC awards are commemorated
    • Lord Ashcroft’s VC Collection at the Imperial War Museum

    The Tragedy of War – Vietnam

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  • Political Personalities
  • Conduct of the War – From both sides
  • Role of the Media
  • Anti war Demonstrations
  • Scale of the Sacrifice

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The Forgotten Heroes  of My Lai 

  • The My Lai massacre
  • Massacre  intervention by Hugh Thompson and his helicopter crew
  • Military and Political Cover up
  • My Lai Trial
  • Award of Soldiers Medal to crew
  • Return to My Lai by the helicopter crew

  The Sinking of the Laconia 

  • The last Voyage of the Laconia IMG_1159 (1)
  • The sinking of the Laconia by a German U Boat
  • The rescue of the survivors by the U Boat
  • The bombing of the U Boat by an American Bomber
  • The journey to West Africa in a rowing boat by some of the survivors
  • Aftermath of the Sinking of the Laconia