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  • Wed

    Dick Durham – Erskine Childers and 'The Riddle of the Sands'

    7 for 7.30The Chequers, Chipping Norton

    Erskine Childers, author of The Riddle of the Sands, made a real-boat voyage in 1897 through the Frisian Islands and saw German warships in the Kiel Canal.
    He always claimed his classic yarn was not a novel but a warning about the threat of invasion from the Kaiser’s Germany.
    Is that the case? As we commemorate 100 years since the First World War, Dick Durham’s talk ‘A Voyage Between Empires’ examines the fact and the fiction.