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Gallipoli: The First World War in the Middle East

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Hermann's Jazz Club

753 View Street

Victoria, BC V8W 1J9

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Gallipoli: The First World War in the Middle East

Dr. Martin Bunton

The battle of Gallipoli was a crushing loss for the Allies but a historic victory for the Ottomans. In 1915, the squalid hill trenches of the strategic peninsula claimed half a million casualties on both sides. Today the peninsula is filled with graves, memorials and museums promoting both nationalist and reconciliatory narratives. The Middle East theatre of war is often dismissed as a ‘sideshow’, but this talk will tour the Gallipoli peninsula in order to highlight the epic battle's historical and global significance.

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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