Glyn Harper: Elite honour for Massey war historian





Palmerston North can lay claim to one the world's finest war historians with news Massey University associate Professor Glyn Harper has been invited to speak at an international conference in Belgium later this year.

Titled Such Anger, Such Danger: Passchendaele 1917, the prestigious November gathering, featuring the world's foremost World War I authorities, involves three days of lectures and battlefield tours.

"It's an absolute honour to be chosen to go," Dr Harper said.
"To represent not only New Zealand but Australia as well at the conference is really big, and really quite exciting. There will be a couple of hundred people there and I'll be speaking on the Anzacs at Passchendaele.

"It's quite good because the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has paid for my flights, so that's another detail I don't need to worry about."

He plans to spend three weeks in Belgium, some of it to be spent on archive research for a future topic, Monte Cassino.



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