Lecture | Nivelle and the French Mutinies
Thu, Mar. 2, 2017 6:30pm — 8:00pm
Friends of The Black Watch Castle and Museum lecture series:
By Professor Peter Jackson
April to June 1917 marked a low point in the war for France. The French government, led by Alexandre Ribot, faced the fall-out from the disastrous Chemin des Dames offensive of Robert Nivelle; widespread strikes on the home front; mutiny to the rear of the front line and the potential collapse of their chief pre-war ally, Imperial Russia which descended into revolution in February.
Professor Peter Jackson holds the Chair of Global Security at the University of Glasgow. A graduate of Carleton University, Ottowa, of the University of Calgary and of Cambridge, he has taught at Yale, Aberystwyth and Strathclyde. In 2012 - 13 he was visiting professor at Institut d'Etudes Politiques in Paris. Editor of the journal Intelligence and National Security, he has written numerous books and articles, his most recent book being "Beyond the Balance of Power: France and the politics of National Security in the era of WW1.
6:30pm drinks reception, 7:00pm lecture commences
£9 non-members | £7 Friends | Reservation Recommended