Commemoration of March 18, Martyrs Day

We commemorated the 106th anniversary of the Dardanelles Victory and Martyrs Day with a special talk by Prof. George Cassar. The war in Dardanelles was a landmark Turkish victory during the World War I during which tens of thousands of soilders lost their lives in order to protect their nation. This year, our remembrance program included Professor George Cassar who presented the British French involvement in the Dardanelles during World War I partially based on his book entitled Reluctant Partner: The Complete Story of French Participation in Dardanelles Expedition of 1915.

Thursday, March 18
12:00 – 1:00 PM
Public · Hosted by TACAM
Online Event

A recording of this event can be viewed here:

Professor George H. Cassar received his Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree from the University of New Brunswick (1962, 1963). He then went on to earn his Ph.D. from McGill University in 1968. During his tenure at Eastern, he has authored dozens of articles and eleven books, which have made him an international authority on World War I and the British politicians Lloyd George and Horatio Kitchener. Among his more recent books are Lloyd George at War, 1916-1918; Hell in Flanders Fields: The Canadians at the Second Battle of Ypres; Trial By Gas: The British Army at the Second Battle of Ypres; Kitchener as Proconsul of Egypt, 1911-1914; and most notably Reluctant Partner: The Complete Story of French Participation in Dardanelles Expedition of 1915. Professor Cassar retired in 2018. In retirement, Prof. Cassar wants to continue researching and writing. He also plans to travel to Italy, Greece, Turkey to visit art museums and galleries, and to explore the ancient ruins in these Mediterranean lands.
We thank everyone who attended this meeting.