An International Conference on the Lines of Torres Vedras,
21st October 2017, Cavalry and Guards Club, London.
9:30-10:00 Coffee and registration
10:00-10:15 Introduction to conference: Andrew Dismore AM, Chairman of the Friends of the Lines of Torres Vedras
10:15:11:00 The Lines of Torres Vedras – Construction and defence. Discussion led by Dr Mark S thompson
11:00-12:00 The French army and the Lines of Torres Vedras, Professor Charles Esdaile.
12:00-13:00 The Role of the Royal Navy in the Defence of Portugal. Colonel Nick Lipscombe.
14:00-15:00 The Transformation of War: the Portuguese insurrection. Professor Mendo Henriques
15:00-16:00 The use of telegraphs on the Lines of Torres Vedras. Dr Mark S Thompson.
16:00:16:45 The Lines today, preservation, restoration and visiting. Speaker TBC
16:45-16:50 Discussion on potential crowdfunding project for translation of Sousa Lobo Book on the Lines of Torres Vedras; 16:50-17:00 Conference remarks and close. Andrew Dismore AM.