17 January 2013

Our Place in the War of 1812

In the last year there has been much published about the conflict that arose after the new republic the United States of America declared war against Great Britain on the 18th of June 1812.

To a standing room only meeting of the Society, Major John R. Grodzinski, CD, BA, MA, PhD of the Royal Military College of Canada drew these stories together and provided a context of the conflict.

Against a backdrop of a war that spanned four continents, John wove the events that happened here in the Quinte region into the fabric of the North American war.

And then placed that war into the fabric of global Napoleonic Wars.

With humour, an encyclopedic knowledge of his subject and a dynamic presence as a speaker, Major Grodzinski made Tuesday yet again a great evening.

Story and pictures Nick White.  A more extensive article on the talk will appear in February edition of Outlook, the Society's newsletter.

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