Global Korea Lecture Series
TALK & BOOK LAUNCH EVENT
Chinese Hordes and Human Waves:
A Personal Perspective of the Korean War 1950-1953
Speaker: Brigadier (Retd.) B.A.H. Parritt CBE
Thursday 10 November 2011 6.30pm – 9.30pm
(Drinks Reception starts at 6pm)
Venue: Korean Cultural Centre UK, 1-3 Strand, Grand Buildings, London WC2N 5BW
To mark the launch of Brigadier Brian Parritt’s new book, the Embassy of the Republic of Korea cordially invites you to a lecture on his personal perspective of the Korean War.
With his long career as an intelligence officer and a British Korean War veteran, he will share his unique insights on this unfinished but forgotten war with us.
※ Signed copies of his new book will be available to purchase from the publisher at the book signing after the talk.
Brigadier Brian Parritt served as a Gunner Officer in Korea 1952-53. He took part in the Third Battle of The Hook and as the Forward Observation Officer in a company level night attack by the 1st Kings Regiment where he was wounded. He studied for three years at Hong Kong University and qualified as a First Class Interpreter in Chinese (Mandarin). He then transferred to the Intelligence Corps and held senior intelligence appointments in Libya, Cyprus, the Far East and Northern Ireland. His final tour to Northern Ireland was five years as the Director of the Intelligence Corps.
He is the author of four books on Maritime Terrorism; a four-volume account of British Military History in the Far East in the 19th Century and a History of British Military Intelligence from the Middle Ages to 1929.
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