Tue, 12 Jul|
The British Legation in Durrës & its Diplomats by Neil Rees
An illustrated talk on the History of the British Legation and its Diplomats at Durrës before World War II: A broad look into the background, role and officials of British diplomatic missions to Albania prior to the Second World War by historian Neil Rees.
Time & Location
12 Jul 2022, 18:30 – 20:00 BST
London, 33 St George's Dr, Pimlico, London SW1V 4DG, UK
About the Event
Dear AAA members, friends,
We are pleased to announce our next Anglo-Albanian Association talk on "The History of the British Legation and its Diplomats at Durrës before World War II: A broad look into the background, role and officials of British diplomatic missions to Albania prior to the Second World War."
This illustrated talk will be in hybrid format. For those who wish to attend in person it will take place at the Embassy of Albania (33, St George's Drive, London SW1V 4DG) on Tuesday 12 July at 6.30pm London Time. It will also be possible to join via Zoom.
Our speaker is Neil Rees, author and historian, who has long established links with the Anglo-Albanian Association. From his interest in local history, Neil's interest in Albanian connections grew after visiting the country in 2007.
Many of you will recall Neil's illustrated talks which he has given to the AAA on several occasions. He has talked to us about the Gendarmerie: "In the Footsteps of General Percy", and about Ann Bridge, author of "Singing Water"(1936), he talked to us in Parmoor House in the Chilterns, which became the residence of King Zog and his family during World War II. His book "A Royal Exile: King Zog and Queen Geraldine of Albania" was launched in 2010.
This illustrated talk is part of our Centenary Celebrations, marking one hundred years of diplomatic relations between the UK and Albania. It is very appropriate that we shall be hearing from Neil about Albania during the 1920s and 1930s, the period when Durres was, for a time, the capital and when the British Legation was situated there. Neil is one of the few British authors who have focused on this period of Albania's history.
We recommend early application for access to this event: space will be limited and granted on a first come first served basis. After the talk and Q and A, there will be refreshments. Please email email@example.com to reserve a place.
If you are not already a member of the AAA please consider joining to make sure you receive invitations to further events and activities. For more information on membership, and how to join visit https://www.anglo-albanian.org.uk/become-a-member-1.
Stephen Nash CMG