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Dartmoor to the Dardanelles
25 April 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm£10
This Gallipoli-related event, being held at Manaton Parish Hall on ANZAC Day 25th April, will feature a presentation and static displays.
Key to the event are the local links with the 1915 Gallipoli campaign which include: a presentation by General Sir Frank Kitson GCB KCB MC DL on the early Naval campaign through the eyes of his uncle, Admiral Kitson, who served there on board HMS Swiftsure; the landings through the eyes of Pauline Evans’ father; the life and death in action of Edward Morton of Manaton who landed on the Gallipoli peninsula on 7th September 1915 but was sadly killed on 20th November; and the terrain through the paintings of More Jones, an official war artist, now owned by Colin Stewart of Manaton.
It promises to be a fascinating evening.
Tickets are £10 each and include canapés and wine, available from Chris Butcher on 01647 221251.
Proceeds will be donated to the Royal British Legion Devon County Welfare Fund.