Escape and Evasion: French Napoleonic Prisoners of War in Hampshire
15 February @ 2:30 pm - 4:15 pm
During the Napoleonic Wars many thousands of French prisoners of war were held in Hampshire, on board the hulks in Portsmouth harbour, at Portchester Castle and Forton prisons, and in the parole depots such as Odiham and Alresford. But not all prisoners were content to wait for either exchange or the wars to end and escapes were planned and attempted. We are familiar with the escape stories from World War Two but these from two hundred years ago are just as dramatic, as Paul Chamberlain’s presentation will reveal.
The talk begins at 2.30 pm at St Botolph’s Church. The entrance to the room is on the north side of the church in Manor Road. Parking is available within the church grounds and unrestricted on side roads.
£6 members : £8 non-members
Tea/coffee and biscuits included – places are limited so early application is advised.
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