Personal anecdotes about World War II -- some horrific, most hilarious -- will be the basis of a University Forum lecture presented at UNLV on Oct. 25 by a former member of the Royal Navy.
Peter Kirwan, now a lecturer in UNLV's English department, has titled his talk, "The War at Sea, 1941-1945: Some Irreverent Personal Memories."
The talk is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Natural History. It is free and open to the public.
Among Kirwan's experiences while in the Royal Navy were convoy duty in the Battle of the Atlantic, service in the Mediterranean and African waters, and ventures in the Persian Gulf and India.
The University Forum lecture series is sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts. Kirwan's presentation also is sponsored by the UNLV Foundation.
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