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'An Entente Centenary. Commemorating Trafalgar without wounding 'the susceptibilities of France' a talk by Andrew Lambert


Andrew Lambert will give a talk on the Entente Centenary. We meet at the Royal British Legion Club, Queensway, Petts Wood, Orpington, Kent BR5 1DH at 7.30pm. IMAGES: Thumbnail of medal for commemorate the centenary of the Battle of Trafalgar in 1905 courtesy of Royal Museums Greenwich.  Scene de la bataille de Trafalgar Auguste Mayer courtesy o…

‘An Entente Centenary. Commemorating Trafalgar without wounding the susceptibilities of France’ a talk given by Andrew Lambert.


  In 1905 he British Government banned any celebration of the Trafalgar centenary, as part of the Entente process. However, this lecture will demonstrate that the Royal Navy was being deployed to uphold the balance of power in Europe, and won a major victory in the autumn of that year, one that served the British state as well as Trafalgar, and at…