November 07, 2012

Lighting the torch - Jewish Socialist Group event

From the Jewish Socialist Group website:
LIGHTING THE TORCH, ALGIERS 8 NOVEMBER 1942 Speaker: Charlie Pottins
7.30pm, Sunday 11th November 2012 at MIC Centre, 81-103 Euston Street, London NW1 2EZ (3 min from Euston station) 
How a band of poorly armed, mainly Jewish, rebels took on Vichy French forces in Algiers, opening the way for Allied forces. On the 70th anniversary, we look at a little known page of history, and at what happened afterwards.
Note the anniversary was 8 November but the commemorative event is on the 11th.  Well it had me confused....

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