A special extended seminar, consisting of three parts (totalling almost three hours) from William Tyler MBE about the battle of Katanga.
Katanga was a bitter and brutal struggle in the early 1960s which may have slipped from the public consciousness. This special seminar will discuss:
-- The background and context of the fighting.
-- The siege of Irish UN Forces at Jadotville and the first time The Irish Army had seen action.
-- The key personalities – Patrice Lumumba, Conor Cruise O’Brian, Dag Hammarskjold, and Moise Tshombe.
There will be a break between 1-2pm.
William Tyler MBE has a large following at JW3, he is a freelance educator, lecturer, public speaker, writer and consultant with a main focus on History. He was the Principal of The City Lit, Britain’s largest college of adult education. He was his awarded his MBE for services to education. During lockdown William created a much followed blog for those attending his sessions.