City MP to host ‘Reflection of WW2’ event

City MP Stephen Morgan and historical writer Murray Rowlands will be hosting a special World War 2 event at Mr Morgan’s constituency office in Albert Road on 24 November between 15.30 and 17.00.  

The event, which will be a reflection of events in the city of Portsmouth during World War 2, will centre around Mr Rowlands books.

Discussion points will include the Portsmouth blitz, evacuation of children, the city’s support for the Dunkirk evacuation, Portsmouth’s focus in all kinds of ship building, D Day preparation, the changing role of women, Cockleshell heroes, VE Day and the 1945 Election in Portsmouth.

Stephen Morgan MP said:

I am pleased to be hosting this event with such a passionate local historian.

“As the home of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth is a city that played a huge part in World War 2 and has a strong foothold in military history, so what better place to hold this event.

“As well as looking forward I think it’s important to look back at the events and people that shaped our great city into what it is today.”

Murray Rowlands said:

“My passion for military history lead me to writing three books about it and holding numerous talks.

“Portsmouth played a huge part in WW2 and many people from the city played an important role throughout that era.

“This event, I hope, will offer something for everyone, whether that be looking back and remembering times gone by or learning about Portsmouth’s important role in WW2.

“Thank you to Mr Morgan for hosting this event at his constituency office.”

New Zealander Murray Rowlands has now written 3 books on military history – Innocents into War (about his great uncles in WW1), Aldershot in the Great War (about the centre of the British Army and Hampshire at War 1939 -45. he is currently working on a new biography of Sir Keith Park widely credited as being the key figure behind the victory in the Battle of Britain.

Booking is essential, places are limited, to reserve a space at this event please follow this link.