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A Line in the Sand - The Fall of the Alamo and the Rise of Texas

Talks - General Interest; Talks - History; Talks - Travel

Event Description

In 1836 a small group of Texans were besieged and then wiped out by a much larger Mexican army at a mission station in San Antonio Texas. For many Americans, the Alamo has assumed a near-mythical status in their history and the John Wayne film of the 1960s tells it all. But what did happen there in those 13 days? Let’s meet the real William Travis, Jim Bowie, and Davy Crockett and see how the defeat at the Alamo led to the state of Texas being formed.

  • Duration: 45 mins
  • Online Zoom Event: An event held in person
  • Join as an individual or book for private groups up to 45
David Skillen

Meet The Speaker, David

David Skillen is an engaging and animated professional speaker on a variety of historical subjects. During his 35 years in the Civil Service he ran training programmes on public speaking and spoke to audiences from 5 to 500 people. Since retiring five years ago David has travelled extensively across the UK giving fully illustrated talks to a variety of groups such as, Probus, WI, National Trust, Local History Groups and U3A.

Preparing for the Event

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