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February 2020

London Branch: Visit to the Garrick Club

February 4, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Garrick Club, 15 Garrick Street
London, WC2E 9AY
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Situated in the heart of the West End and Theatreland, the Garrick Club was founded in 1831 as a private members’ club by a group of literary gentlemen under the patronage of the King’s brother, the egalitarian Duke of Sussex. They announced that the club would be a place where ‘actors and men of refinement and education might meet on equal terms.’ The first members were a sophisticated and cosmopolitan group, which included famous Dickens and Thackeray. Today the club…

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March 2020

London Region: Book talk ‘Churchill’s Abandoned Prisoners’ by author Rupert Wieloch

March 31, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The English-Speaking Union, 37 Charles Street
London, England W1J 5ED United Kingdom
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The English-Speaking Union London branch invites you to a Talk by Rupert Wieloch on his latest book, Churchill’s Abandoned Prisoners. Drinks will be served from 6.30pm, the talk will start at 7.00pm sharp One hundred years ago a group of fifteen British soldiers serving with the British Mission to Siberia were captured by the Red Army on Russian Christmas Eve (6th January). They were held in a lice-infested room at Krasnoyarsk for three months, whilst Prime Minister Lloyd George’s representative signed a prisoner…

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