FREE EVENT - The Zeebrugge Raid: Creating A Legend: 11 May
11 May

A free event at the University of Kent


Gateways to the First World War is launching a new project to investigate the ways in which the famous Zeebrugge raid of 1918 was presented to the British people, using local and national newspapers and magazines as a source.

We would like to recruit a team of volunteers to work with Professor Mark Connelly in exploring the stories relating to the raid.

Join us at this event at the University of Kent to find about more about the project and how to get involved.

10:00 - 10:30: Registration and welcome

10:30 - 10:45: An introduction to the project

10:45 - 11:15: Professor Mark Connelly, 'The Zeebrugge raid and its propaganda signifcance'

11:15 - 11:30: Short break

11:30 - 12:15: Professor Mark Connelly, 'Zeebrugge commemorated'

12:15 - 13:15: Lunch

13:15 - 13:30: Professor Mark Connelly, 'Newspapers in the 1920s and 1930s - their value as sources and ways of interpreting them'

13:30 - 14:00: The British Library digitized newspaper collection

14:00 - 14:15: Short break

14:15 - 15:00: Questions about the project; signing-up session

15:00: Event ends

Find full details of the event and book your place > HERE 

For further information please contact Zoë Denness at


Image: The British blockships HMS Thetis, HMS Intrepid and HMS Iphigenia in the mouth of the Bruge Canal at Zeebrugge. © IWM (Q 49164)

Lecture Theatre 3, Grimond Building , University of Kent Canterbury CT2 7NZ
FREE EVENT - The Zeebrugge Raid: Creating A Legend: 11 May,
11 May 2018 10:00