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The Zeebrugge Raid: Creating a Legend

Event date Event time Event location
11/05/2018 10:00 am - 3:00 am University of Kent, Canterbury

On St. George’s Day, 1918, British forces raided the Belgian port of Zeebrugge. The intention of the raid was to hamper severely the German ability to use the port as a submarine base. German submarine warfare was a great worry to the Allies who were desperate to ensure the safety of their vital maritime communication links. At the time, the raid was presented to the British people as a spectacular example of British character and genius.

Gateways to the First World War is now launching a project to investigate the ways in which this famous event was presented to the British people using local and national newspapers and magazines as a source.

For more inoformation about the event please visit: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-zeebrugge-raid-creating-a-legend-registration-44323702387.

How to volunteer or attend

Please contact Zoë Denness at gateways@kent.ac.uk.

Image: The British blockships HMS Thetis, HMS Intrepid and HMS Iphigenia in the mouth of the Bruge Canal at Zeebrugge. © IWM (Q 49164)

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