The main exhibition presents the biographies and wartime exploits of 35 French citizens from the Charente in south-west France. The second exhibition relates the story of ‘Opération Frankton’ a Royal Marines commando mission. This story is more familiar to English audiences as the series of exploits which inspired the making of ‘Cockle-shell heroes’ a 1955 British war film.
The programme includes a series of short lectures followed by a film extract related to the exhibition theme. The first day is aimed towards non-French speakers and will be of special interest to historians, students of politics and European culture. The second day is aimed towards college and sixth form students of French and for those who have an intermediate level of French. The third day is aimed towards undergraduate and post-graduate students of French.
Sponsored by the Ferens Educational Trust. Free admission.
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