The next two meetings take place as indicated below at 8.15 p.m. in the A.K. Du Toit Room of the ATHENAEUM, 154 CAMPGROUND ROAD, NEWLANDS.
THURSDAY 12TH FEBRUARY:
SPEAKER: Professor J.V. De Villiers, M.D., F.R.C.S., Head of the Department of Neurosurgery, Medical School, U.C.T.
TOPIC: "MEDICAL SERVICES DURING THE ANGLO-BOER WAR: 1899 TO 1902, dealing with the aspect of the medical organisation on both the British and Boer sides and the practical problems to be overcome.
Professor De Villiers will illustrate his talk with slides.
THURSDAY 12TH MARCH:DOCUMENTARY FILM SHOW:
(a) "MUSSOLINI" Narrated by Walter Cronkite, this documentary traces Mussolini's rise to power after the end of the First World War and his subsequent downfall ending in his ignominous death in April 1945.
(b) "THE RISE OF THE RED NAVY":
Fast-growing and modern, the Soviet Navy has played an increasingly prominent, and ominous role over the years in extending the Russian sphere of influence. This film traces its growth from the time of Peter the Great to the present and records and discusses various milestones on the way.
(By kind courtesy of the Provincial Library Service via City Libraries)
NOTE: PLEASE RETAIN THIS BULLETIN AS A REMINDER FOR THE MARCH MEETING AS THE NEXT BULLETIN WILL NOT BE ISSUED UNTIL APRIL.
A visit to the Military and Maritime Museums at the Castle has been arranged for Thursday 29th January, at 8.00 p.m. followed at 9.00 p.m. by a visit to the Cape Town Rifles (the Dukes) Mess. It is restricted to members only who should gather beforehand at the entrance to the Castle as admittance to the Castle precincts will be by group only. The Branch expresses its appreciation to the Officer Commanding W.P. Command, Brigadier van der Spuy, the Dukes Hon. Colonel, Colonel Hare, the Officer Commanding, Commandant Masterson and Lieutenant-Commander Bisset
The Historical Fire - Arms Society has invited members of the S.A. Military History Society to attend a talk by Mr. Rupert Hurly on "Early Cape Rifle Ranges and Shooting Clubs" at the Vineyard Hotel, Newlands, on Wednesday 11th February, at 8.00 p.m. Historical fire-arms will be on display. Those wishing to attend should advise Mr. Barry Berkovitch at 11 Buchan Road, Newlands or telephone 65-6605.
Meetings are held monthly from February at 8.15 p.m. on the second Thursday at the Athenaeum, a vintage converted dwelling next to Newlands railway station, below the line, at the foot of the bridge, VISITORS ARE WELCOME.
PAUL LANGE, CAeSSA
VICE-CHAIRMAN (In charge of public relations and publicity
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Tel. 61-7441 after hours
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