Chaps: 2010 marks the 60th anniversary of the outbreak of the Korean War. Though almost completely forgotten today, the UK lost more men killed in that apocalyptic and savage conflict than have fallen in the Falklands, Iraq and Afghanistan combined. British and Commonwealth troops were among the most effective soldiers in theatre. They spearheaded the advance through North Korea; were rearguard during the retreats from North Korea and from Seoul; held the key sectors of the front against the greatest Chinese offensive of the war; and subsequently defended the ground directly north of Seoul in two years of static fighting. Yours truly will be speaking at three public events in the UK this July. The illustrated presentations cover the UKâs 29th Infantry Brigade (1 Glosters; 1 R. Northumberland Fusiliers; 1 R. Ulster Rifles; 8th Kings R. Irish Hussars; 45 Field; 55 Field Sqdn RE; Belgian Volunteer Battalion) in the early months of 1951, when the fighting was ferocious, large-scale and mobile, and when South Koreaâs fate hung in the balance. The presentations â which include a range of unpublished paintings and photos - will detail: â¢ The background to this â still unfinished - war; â¢ British participation; â¢ The nature of the fighting; â¢ The personalities, arms and tactics of both sides; â¢ The winter retreat from North Korea; and â¢ The desperate battles of âHappy Valleyâ and Imjin River, in which British forces, massively out-numbered, faced Chinaâs âHuman Wave.â Copies of my tome, To the Last Round: The Epic British Stand on the Imjin River, Korea, 1951, will be sold at a discount rate. I would be happy to meet any fellow ARRSERS at the events, so please do: (a) Come; (b) Cough up â the events are all in good causes â and; (c) Introduce yourself. But kindly note: My agent will be in attendance, so any hecklers will be violently handbagged. Important: Attendees need to book in advance for any/all of the events below. Army Benevolent Fund Presentation/Fundraising Dinner Location: North Wales Venue: Glyndwr University, Wrexham (lecture) and Hightown Barracks (curry supper), Time & Date: 18:45, 7th July Proceeds To: Army Benevolent Fund Price: GBP25 Contact: PM me for contact details Gloster Regimental Museum Fundraiser Location: Gloucester Venue: Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum, Gloucester Docks Time & Date: 12:30, 9th July Proceeds To: Imjin River 60th Anniversary Memorial Exhibit Fund Price: GBP15 Contact: Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum: + 44 (0)1452 522 682 Anglo-Korean Society Presentation Location: London Venue: Korea Cultural Center, 1-3 The Strand (entrance; Northumberland Avenue: Tubes: Charing Cross or, Embankment) Time and Date: 18:30, 15th July Proceeds (ie from book sales): Army Benevolent Fund Price: Free Contact: Korea Cultural Center; firstname.lastname@example.org; +44 (0)20 7004 2600 If any other persons or organizations are interested in a presentation, please PM me. I will speak for free, but request that you cover my travel expenses to/from London. I plan to be in UK for most of July.