TALKS & LECTURES

17 January 2021 - "Six Before Breakfast - Battlefield Virtual Tour"

In association with BGVT, telling the story of the 1st Lancashire Fusiliers on 25 April 1915 and their six VCs won that morning on W Beach, Gallipoli.

 

21 January 2021 - "Suvla Bay - A Battlefield Virtual Tour"

In association with BGVT, WFA and Clive Harris.

 

24 January 2021 - "Mametz Wood - A Battlefield Virtual Tour"

In association with BGVT and Rory Stephens a virtual guided tour of this important Somme battlefield for the Welsh 38th Division.

 

23 February 2021 - "Guests of the Sultan: Gallipoli POWs"

The Gallipoli Association are holding a series of monthly Zoom talks

Tuesday, 23rd February 2021, at 7.30 pm UK time (Zoom conference open from 7.15 pm):

Stephen will talk on the largely untold story of what happened to Allied soldiers that were captured during the Gallipoli campaign. Often after bitter to hand fighting some were captured and survived to tell their tale, others just disappeared. There were rumours that Turkish soldiers would routinely execute British, Australian, New Zealand, Indian and French soldiers.
Were the eye-witness reports of prisoners being bayoneted, clubbed, shot and beaten to death, actually true? Was there a reluctance on both sides to take prisoners? Find out on 23rd February as Stephen's talk helps to expose the true story; the experience of the Allied prisoner of war in Turkish hands.

Link for more information: https://www.gallipoli-association.org/events/guests-of-the-sultan-gallipoli-pows/

 

1 March 2021 - "First Fusiliers Staff Ride - A Battlefield Virtual Tour of Gallipoli & Somme"

In association with BGVT and Clive Harris.

 

23 March 2021 - "Krithia - A Battlefield Virtual Tour"

In association with BGVT and the Defence Academy / King's College - Private virtual tour in association with Clive Harris.

 

23rd March 2021 - Gallipoli Association Midland Regional Conference - “Gallipoli through a Camera Lens”

The follow up to last year’s highly successful regional conference, this year, due to Covid restrictions we will be holding the conference over two days, virtually.

Day 2 will be held on Tuesday 23rd March, from 19.00 - 22.00 (The conference will be open from 18.45): There will be a variety of speakers, Stephen will be the fourth.

Session 4 - 20.30 to 21.45Stephen Chambers “Gallipoli through a Camera Lens”

The cost will be £10.00, and includes both days. 

To reserve a place please contact Ian Binnie, GA Education Coordinator, on warwickfus@btinternet.com or education@gallipoli-association.org. There are limited tickets available per day.

 

11 April 2021 - "The 36th (Ulster) Division - 1st July 1916 - A Battlefield Virtual Tour"

In association with BGVT and Rory Stephens a virtual guided tour of this important Somme battlefield for the Irishmen of the 36th Division.

 

22-23 April 2021 - "Gallipoli: a British Military Perspective"

A paper to be delivered as part of the Gallipoli Revisited Internal Conference, a joint USI-ICWA initiative, hosted by the United Service Institution of India and the Indian Council of World Affairs

Venue: Web conference (Hosted by USI-ICWA)

Time: 15+ speakers, convedrig all things Gallipoli with importance on the Indian contribution

Cost: FREE

The Cisco Webex meeting details/ links are below: 
Day 1: 22 April 2021, Thursday 
Day 2: 23 April 2021, Friday 
Meeting Link
https://usiofindia.webex.com/usiofindia/j.php?MTID=m09a7efd72f4ea1b2b0212a5e8c312c1f

24 April 2021 - "Guests of the Sultan: Gallipoli POWs"

During the Dardanelles campaign the Turks took very few prisoners. With stories of beatings, abuses, torture and executions, no one wanted to fall into the hands of the enemy. But, what was the truth? 

Venue: Tally Ho, Birmingham (Hosted by Great War Forum)

Time: Five speakers, starting at 10.30 am, finishing at 5.30 pm

Cost: £TBA, covering the conference, lunch and tea and coffee

Link for more information: https://www.greatwarforum.org/topic/276901-great-war-forum-conference-2020/

 

27 June 2021 - "Loos 1915 - A Battlefield Virtual Tour"

In association with BGVT and Julian Whippy.

 

11 July 2021 - "Mametz Wood - A Battlefield Virtual Tour"

In association with BGVT and Rory Stephens a virtual guided tour of this important Somme battlefield for the Welsh 38th Division.

 

1 August 2021 - "Pilkem Ridge 1917 - A Battlefield Virtual Tour"

In association with BGVT and Rory Stephens a virtual guided tour of this important Ypres battlefield for the Welsh 38th Division.