A lecture by John Hussey OBE MA commemorating the life of Field Marshal Earl Haig of Bemersyde and the forces he commanded
John Hussey OBE MA served for 30 years with British Petroleum (BP) in Britain, Europe and Africa. Between 1964 and 1976, he managed BP’s operations in Guinea, Congo, Rwanda, Burundi and Nigeria. Since 1989, he has written extensively on military history, focusing on Marlborough, Wellington and Hague. He was the Douglas Haig Fellowship’s second annual Haig Fellow (1996-97), in succession to John Terraine. From 2003 to 2007, he served as the British representative on the Belgian official committee for restoring the Waterloo battlefield. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and a Fellow of the International Napoleonic Society.
The audience are invited to attend a wreath-laying ceremony at the mounted memorial to Field Marshal Earl Haig at 1400 in Whitehall.
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