Gallipoli: Myth and Memory

March 2015

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE ROYAL NAVY, 25 March 2015.

On the evening of the 25th March 2015, at 6.15pm, the National Museum of the Royal Navy will be hosting an exclusive wine and canapés preview of the Museum’s new Exhibition Gallipoli: Myth and Memory, which does not open to the general public until the 28th March 2015. A few highlights of the exhibition can be seen here.

You will be able to see the exhibition before anyone else in a private evening setting.

Peter Hart, the leading British historian of the campaign, will conclude the evening with a keynote lecture, ‘Defeat at Gallipoli.’ Research for his highly successful book ‘Gallipoli’ drew on a wealth of sources from both Allied and Turkish forces, giving voice to the heroism and drama of men on all sides, concluding, ‘… it was a lunacy that never could have succeeded, an idiocy generated by muddled thinking’.

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The event will commemorate and remember the Battle of Gallipoli, but also aims to raise vital funds for the restoration and preservation of HMS M.33, the sole remaining British warship from that campaign.

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Enjoy a glass of wine and canapés as you view this exhibition and have exclusive use of the Babcock Galleries and exhibition ‘HMS – Hear My Story,’ which tells the untold stories of the Navy’s last 100 years. Key members of the Museum team will join you: historian and leader of the exhibition team Nick Hewitt will share personal insights into the stories behind the display and Matthew Sheldon will present details of the exciting project to restore the gunboat HMS M.33.

The event starts at 6.15pm, tickets are priced at £40 and will conclude at approx. 9.15pm.

All profit from this lecture will go towards the preservation of HMS M.33.

Ticket includes:

  • The exclusive and private viewing of Gallipoli: Myth and Memory
  • Canapés
  • Wine
  • Exclusive use of the Babcock Galleries
  • Lecture by renowned military historian Peter Hart

If sufficient members of the Society book tickets the Museum will offer a private guided tour/talk of the Gallery with the exhibitions curator Nick Hewitt. So please book!

To book please contact Emma Strong on 023 92891 373 or email Emma.Strong@NMRN.org.uk and be sure to mention your membership of the Society.

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