Allan Mallinson in Ely

Tuesday 10th September 2013

  • Venue Ely Library, 6 The Cloisters, Ely, CB7 4ZH
  • Doors open 7.10pm
  • Start time 7.30pm
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Whether writing fact or fiction, former army officer Allan Mallinson’s unique blend of literary flair, historical insight and first hand experience creates a masterly fusion of analysis, readablility and tantalising speculation.

In 1914: Fight the Good Fight, he recounts the fateful opening weeks of the First World War, when the British Expeditionary Force clashed disastrously with the German army in the open fields of Flanders, and how this phase of brutal, fast moving battle descended into stagnant trench warfare.  Mallinson challenges popular views of the War to End All Wars, whilst examining how the unfolding conflict could have avoided such widespread tragedy.  This promises to be a fascinating evening.