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RDS Library Speaker Series - John Pilkington

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Date and Location

Wednesday Feb. 26

RDS - Minerva Suite

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18:30 - 20:30

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RDS
Ballsbridge
Dublin 4

Tel 01 240 7254

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‘To Eritrea and Ethiopia Retracing a Victorian Expedition’.

In 1868 Queen Victoria’s government mounted an extraordinary bid to rescue a dozen European hostages in the Ethiopian highlands. This involved a purpose-built port and railway on the Red Sea, and in the mountains 13,000 British and Indian soldiers, 26,000 camp followers, and more than 40,000 animals including 44 elephants.

John has followed their route, partly on foot with a donkey, and has been comparing Eritrea and Ethiopia then and now. He found today’s people spirited and energetic, living in dramatic and extremely challenging lands. It was history and adventure combined! Join us at the RDS to here him narrate his adventure and the insights gained.

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