Events

Unexpected Victory: 1918

Unexpected Victory: 1918

At 7 pm on Thursday, Oct. 25th, 2018, Valour Canada, the Royal Alberta United Services Institute, and the University of Calgary hosted Mr. Andrew Robertshaw at the Danish Canadian Club
(727  11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB). Mr. Robertshaw spoke about:

Unexpected Victory:
Logistics, Tactics, and the Hundred Days, 1918

 Reception: 6:30 - 7:00          Program: 7:00 - 9:00

Admission: FREE  (Suggested Donation of $10)

Free parking is limited.

This event has ended

 

 

About our Speaker!

Andrew Robertshaw, BA, MA, FSA, is a self employed military historian, author and broadcaster based in the United Kingdom. He was previously Curator/Manager of The Royal Logistic Corps Museum in Deepcut and before that Head of Education at The National Army Museum in London.

During his career, Andrew has lectured to international audiences on many aspects of military history including Leadership at the Staff College, Shrivenham, infantry history at the Infantry Training Centre, Catterick and military medicine for the Norwegian Army’s annual surgical course held in Oslo.  An Honorary lecturer in public archaeology at University College London and Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries.  For the past twenty years, Andy has been conducting archaeological projects on the Western Front.

Andy is Director of Battlefield Partnerships Ltd and the company is currently preparing for a major archaeological project on the Western Front. Other projects include a battlefield summer school and a programme of conferences on conflict archaeology. Much of the year will be spent on the Western Front although MOD battlefield studies will include trips to Crete, Italy and Normandy. 


Robertshaw's "Unexpected Victory" lecture at Calgary's Danish Canadian Club, Oct. 25, 2018.

Andy’s publications include various articles and essays, three books on military history for young people including ’A Soldier's Life’, Heinemann 1997. ‘Somme I July 1916: Tragedy and Triumph’ was published by Osprey in 2006. A joint work with David Kenyon ‘Digging the Trenches: The Archaeology of the Western Front’ was published in the spring of 2008 and is currently in a third edition. Research on film and photography in June and July 1916 was used in the publication ‘Ghosts on the Somme’ and in the viewing notes to accompany the Imperial War Museum DVD. Following the success of ’24 Hour Trench’ and ‘Feeding Tommy: Rations and cooking on the Western Front’ his newest publication is a book on the Battle of the Somme.

Over the past fifteen years he has regularly appeared in archaeology and military family history series such as the BBC series 'Two Men in a Trench', Channel 4's 'Time Team’ and ‘Blood and Bullets’ for The History Channel. He is best know for the series ‘Finding the Fallen’ and ‘The Trench Detectives’.

He is currently building a replica trench system in and restoring a Victorian house in Kent, United Kingdom.

Mr. Robertshaw also visited Calgary in 2017. To see that presentation, click HERE.

Donate today

Our Intention is to educate Canadian Citizens so that they:

  • Appreciate the role of our military heritage in protecting Canadian interests, values and beliefs.
  • Understand the role our military history has had in shaping our country and the world.
  • Are inspired to be engaged and well-informed participatory citizens of Canada.
 join us and 
 make a difference