At this special event on the 76th anniversary of “VE Day”, the end of the Second World War in Europe, Peter Monteath and Megan Spencer will share their thoughts in a conversation about war and remembrance, with an emphasis on the campaign in Crete; the most modern and the most ancient of wars.

Peter, Professor of History at Flinders University, is the author of recently published war history, Battle on 42nd Street: War in Crete and the Anzacs’ bloody last stand.

Megan is, among other things, a broadcaster, critic, writer and creator of the award-wining six-part remembrance podcast series, From A Whisper To A Bang!, commissioned by the Australian War Memorial.

Battle on 42nd Street will be available to purchase at the event with Peter present for a book signing afterwards.

This event is part of South Australia’s History Festival 2021.

  • When: Saturday 8 May, 2021
  • Time: 10.30am – 12.00pm
  • Where: Aldinga Library, 11 Central Way, Aldinga Beach, SA, 5173
  • Price: FREE
  • Registration essential: Tickets on Eventbrite.

From A Whisper To A Bang! is an unforgettable podcast about wartime remembrance and winner of the ‘Best Radio News or Current Affairs or Feature Report’ at the 2020 MEAA SA Media Awards.

Organiser: Aldinga Library, City of Onkaparinga.