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Lockdown Lectures: Captain Ralph Kite

Lockdown Lectures: Captain Ralph Kite - "A Very Parfit Gentil Knight"

First Shown Live: Tuesday 25 May 2021 (Archived Video and Q&A available now)

The first of our Lockdown Lectures covering the Great War, A Very Parfit Gentil Knight explores a story that would be tragically familiar to many families during the era.

Captain Ralph Kite died of wounds inflicted during the attack on Beaumont-Hamel during the Battle of Ancre on the 13 November 1916 while commanding D Company of 2nd Battalion Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. He had been awarded the Military Cross for conspicuous gallantry just the month before the fateful battle.

His story can now be told thanks to the work of his great-nephew Simon Harris, author of the authoritative History of the 43rd and 52nd (Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire) Light Infantry in the Great War 1914-1918 Volume II The 52nd Light Infantry in France and Belgium.

Join us for the talk & live Q&A with David Innes and Simon Harris here on Tuesday 25 May 2021 at 7pm and get your questions answered, or catch up with the archived video which will be made available shortly after the live event.

An embedded Vimeo video feed will appear below when available (Google Chrome recommended for best viewing experience).

If you enjoy the lecture, please consider a donation to the Museum - we are currently unable to open to visitors under lockdown restrictions and need your support now more than ever.

Copies of Simon Harris' History of the 43rd and 52nd (Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire) Light Infantry in the Great War 1914-1918 Volume II: The 52nd Light Infantry in France and Belgium can also be purchased from our online store. Normally £30.00 plus P+P. Available as a special offer to Lockdown Lecture viewers until the 10th June 2021 at £18.00 plus P+P.

  Thank you.

Lockdown Lecture: Captain Ralph Kite “A Very Parfit Gentil Knight” Live 7pm 25 May 2021



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