The presentation will be live and online.
The purpose of this talk by Dr Adam Prime is to give an account of not just of the Suez Canal's place in British strategy and the battle itself but also of the soldiers' experiences in Egypt. For the Territorials from East Lancashire this was their first time abroad. For the Indian regulars this was their first active service outside of India, Afghanistan, or Burma, and the first time they would face a regular army, organised in a manner similar to themselves. Yet this hastily organised defence was successful.
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The talk will be undertaken using the 'Zoom' software which is freely available. It may not be necessary to load the software to your PC / iPad etc: but we would recommend doing so if you wish to participate in this event.