CHANGE OF TIME. Due to the England football match we are bringing the start forward to 18:30 UK time, with a guarantee that it will be finished by 19:30. I will be talking about telegraphs on the Lines of Torres Vedras on Tuesday 22 June 2021. Please come and join me to learn more about these revolutionary syetems. Register your interest through our Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org
The following announcement (in Portuguese) has been made by the Rota Histórica das Linhas de Torres:
The Lines of Torres Interpretation Center has a new multimedia table to be explored by its visitors.
The current equipment presents its information in Portuguese and English, touch screen and adjustable tilt and now allows access for users in wheelchairs.
The equipment was acquired by the municipality of Sobral de Monte Agraço, with the support of The British Historical Society of Portugal, the Friends of the Lines of Torres Vedras and the most excellent gentleman and friend Clive Gilbert.
I will be talking about telegraphs on the Lines of Torres Vedras on Tuesday 22 June 2021. Please come and join me to learn more about these revolutionary syetems. Register your interest through our Secretary at email@example.com
This may be of interest. “The Irish Wars: The Irish Against Napoleon” presented by historian Patrick Mercer on Wednesday 9th June 18:30. This is for National Army Museum Members only, so a good reason to join.
Details on membership can be found on the link above.
Our next talk by FLTV, is on 18 May at 19:00. Book your place with firstname.lastname@example.org. Contemporary French sources claimed the Portuguese military massacred 4,000 French sick at Coimbra. The truth is surprising and very different from the French reports. A big lie repeated often enough becomes truth.
It is with great sadness that we report that the Mayor of Torres Vedras, Carlos Bernardes, died on Monday 3rd May 2021. Carlos was always very supportive of the Friends of the Lines and made us very welcome when we visited his city. Our condolences go out to his family.
If you have not already seen it, please check out the new podcast on the Lines of Torres Vedras on Chris Parkinson's Redcoat History channel. Chris does excellent work on producing podcasts on various military subjects. Please check them out. The link to the Lines podcast is here: LINK
The latest newsletter for the Friends is now available - LINK
On 16 Feb, Anthony Gray talked about civilian casualties during Massena's invasion of Portugal in 1810. If anyone is interested in reading his MA thesis on the French invasions, it can be found here: LINK