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From Mulberries to Calvados: Touring the Beaches and Other Sites in Normand...

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Hermann's Jazz Club

753 View Street

Victoria, BC V8W 1J9

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Join Professor David Zimmerman as he takes you back to June 6, 1944 – D-Day, the day that marked the beginning of the end of the war on the Western Front. From the first, dangerous landings by Allied soldiers to the days and weeks that followed, as surviving troops pushed inland towards Paris, the northern French province of Normandy bears the marks of history. From the search for the grave of a friend’s relative to philosophical moments contemplating the French countryside, Dr Zimmerman will enrich your future travels with his wealth of knowledge of the history of the Second World War.

UVic Café Historique 2018-19 Season

The Traveller's Guide to History: Stand Where They Stood

The 2018-19 season of Café Historique continues to explore history through the lens of travel, based on a popular UVic course called The Backpacker’s Guide to European History. Of course, you don’t need to strap a backpack on to enjoy travel – but it helps to know a little bit about the history of the places you’re going! In 2017-18, we were transported to six great cities - Berlin, Venice, Montreal, Mexico City, London, and Washington D.C. This year, join UVic History professors as they invite you to journey back with them and "stand where they stood", reliving critical events and developments in history and reflecting on what evidence remains on the ground to be seen by the modern traveller.

We're thrilled that Hermann's is alive and well and welcoming us back for another season. As in previous years, doors open at 5pm and talks begin at 6:30. Donations of $2 per person are gratefully accepted at the event - bring your toonie!

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