|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.
Please contact Zoë Denness at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Image: The British blockships HMS Thetis, HMS Intrepid and HMS Iphigenia in the mouth of the Bruge Canal at Zeebrugge. © IWM (Q 49164)Return to events