The next two meetings take place as indicated below at 8,15 p.m. in the Du Toit Room of the ATHENAEUM, 154 CAMPGROUND ROAD, NEWLANDS.
THURSDAY 11TH JUNE: DOCUMENTARY FILM SHOW
1. "BATTLE OF CASINO" : Compiled from original and documentary material, this film deals with tha famous battle in Italy in 1944 and the controversial bombing of the Monastery and the Town, and includes interviews with the two opposing commanders, Generals Fridolin von Senger and Mark Clark.
2. "THE FIRST CASUALTY" : "The first casualty when war comes", says the American politician Hiram Johnson, "is truth", and the "assassin of truth", continues this film, "is propaganda". Written and narrated by the historian John Terraine, it takes a look at the purpose and nature of propaganda, focussing on the exaggeration and outright lies put out during World War One. Though the press constituted the chief instrument of propaganda, the new medium of the motion picture played its part and the film includes examples of both. Terraine argues that a backlash after the war was instrumental in making the public ignore the rise of Nazi Germany.
(FILMS BY KIND COURTESY OF THE PROVINCIAL LIBRARY SERVICE VIA CITY LIBRARIES)
THURSDAY 9TH JULY.
"A LANCASTER PILOT LOOKS BACK" : MR LEN SALTER, who flew on massed bomber raids at night during World War Two as a R.A.F. Lancaster pilot, relates some of his personal experiences during this period.
NOTE: PLEASE RETAIN THIS BULLETIN AS A REMINDER FOR THE JULY MEETING AS THE NEXT BULLETIN WILL NOT BE ISSUED UNTIL AUGUST.
Meetings are held monthly at 8,15 p.m. on the second Thursday at the Athenaeum, a vintage converted dwelling with an unusual spiked spire, and three chimneys, next to Newlands railway station, below the line, at the foot of the bridge, just before the Cricket Grounds and Kelvin Grove.
VISITORS ARE WELCOME
PAUL LANGE, CAeSSA
VICE-CHAIRMAN (In charge of public relations and publicity)
9 Southdown Court
Tel. : 61-7441 after hours
Alternatively, ring Mr Garschagen,
Hon. Secretary, at 72-6854