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FRI 25 APR

FREE

A Fine Brother: The Life of Captain Flora Sandes Author Event

Hornchurch Library, Hornchurch

Run by: Hornchurch Library

Author talk by Louise Miller with question and answer session.

clock14:00–15:30

Suitable for any age

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The only British woman to enlist as a soldier in the First World War, Flora Sandes became a heroine and a media sensation when she fought for the Serbian Army and persued a distinguished career in its ranks.

This account charts her mission to Serbia as a Red Cross volunteer and subsequent military enrolment, her celebrity lecture tours and her survival in a Gestapo prison during the Second World War.

Join her authorised biographer, Louise Miller, to find out more about this fascinating character.

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Cost

Free.

Information about this activity is provided by Culture24

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Hornchurch Library

44 North Street, Hornchurch, RM11 1TB

About this location

Hornchurch Library was originally built in 1967, between March 2006 and August 2007 the library underwent a complete Show more… refurbishment. During this refurbishment a new tower incorporating a lift and stairs was added to the existing building.

The library now has an open and welcoming feel and includes meeting, classrooms & event rooms on the 1st floor, along with the Peoples network computers and study space.
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Hornchurch Library was originally built in 1967, between March 2006 and August 2007 the library underwent a complete refurbishment. During this refurbishment a new tower incorporating a lift and stairs was added to the existing building.

The library now has an open and welcoming feel and includes meeting, classrooms & event rooms on the 1st floor, along with the Peoples network computers and study space.

Contact

This activity is organised and run by Hornchurch Library.

Please register in advance.

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