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Afghan War Discussed in Next War and Society Roundtable PDF Print E-mail
Friday, May 02, 2008
Contact Angela Kilcrease - 601.266.4988   

Hattiesburg, Miss. – The Books, Dialogue and Debate Roundtable offers its final spring session at 6:30 p.m. May 13 at the Library of Hattiesburg, Petal and Forrest County. The series is sponsored by the Department of History’s faculty group for the Study of War and Society at the University of Southern Mississippi

Mary Beth Farrell, instructor of history at Southern Miss, will moderate a discussion on “Retreat from Kabul: The Catastrophic British Defeat in Afghanistan” by Patrick MacRory.

The book provides a gripping account of the 1840s “First Afghan War,” which ended when the British fled in defeat, at the cost of 16,000 lives, slaughtered by Afghans in one week.
Admission to this event is free, and several copies of the book are available for loan at the library. For more information about the lecture, call 601.266.6196 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it .

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