Main Meeting “Beyond the Edelweiss” Talk by Bernard Foot

At our April main meeting, we were treated to a wonderful talk given by one of our members, Bernard Foot.  Bernard’ talk, ”Behind the Edelweiss”, described the dark history behind Austria in the first half of the twentieth century and how it fashioned our modern world.  With an excellent slide presentation, we were taken through the fall of the Austro Hungarian Empire after WWI, the collapse of the Austrian Republic, the rise of the Nazis and the Anschluss and the consequences of Austria’s alignment with Germany in WWII.  A fascinating, illuminating story highlighted with memorable insights into Bernard’s personal links with Austria.

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