Mon 20 October: “The Cruel Victory: The French Resistance and the Battle for the Vercors 1944”.
Paddy Ashdown tells of the uprising and subsequent massacre on the Vercors massif. As the Allied troops stormed the D-Day beaches, the Vercors rose up to fight the Nazis in a planned rearguard action. It was the largest French Resistance action of the entire war, and the most brutal crushing of resistance forces in Western Europe. The story, long overlooked by English language histories, resonates still in France’s daily life and politics. Signed copies available at the event.
Don’t forget to bring your £3.00 annual subscription if you haven’t paid already.
Events are normally held on the third Monday evening in the month.
6.45 for 7.15pm at the Durning Library
Light refreshments. Everyone welcome.
No admission charge, but a £2 donation towards costs is invited.
FUNDRAISING FOR THE FRIENDS OF THE DURNING LIBRARY
After the very successful Table Top Sale on 14 June, where we raised over £250, thanks mainly to Cathy Preece and the Kennington Companions, Cathy has kindly offered to continue selling unwanted books, CDs, DVDs, Blue Rays and Amazon games to help raise funds for us. Please make every effort to support this, either by bringing your donations to the blue bin in the Library or delivering to Cathy direct. Please contact KenningtonCompanions@gmail.com if you wish to do that or have any questionsSALES OF BOOKS, CDs, DVDs, ETC
DO PLEASE CONTINUE TO DONATE
Further to our very successful RVT birthday event on 2 September, Robin’s fantastic hand-drawn map of the area remains on display in the Durning for the rest of this month and he would welcome your input. If you have not yet seen this beautiful and informative work, please don’t miss this opportunity. He comments: