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FREE:Book Launch/Film/Talk-Dimitrie Dimăncescu:A Life of Purpose

Hosted by the Consul of the London City Trotters Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Tue 23 Oct 19:00 - 21:00

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Hello City Trotters !

In continuation of attending exclusive events at different Embassies and Cultural Institutes, Protected content and they have kindly allowed to invite my friends to share and discuss the life of Dimitrie Dimăncescu ( Protected content ), the Romanian diplomat, whose life resembles a novel.

Dimitrie Dimăncescu ( Protected content ), the Romanian diplomat whose life resembles a novel, war hero decorated by three monarchs and a close collaborator of Winston Churchill, is one of the most remarkable figures of his time in Romanian history. “Uncharted Journey: Memoirs of Dimitri D. Dimancescu”, his astounding memoirs that span the first half of the 20th Century, will be launched at the Romanian Cultural Institute in the presence of Dan Dimăncescu, the diplomat’s son and editor of the volume, and Anita Prazmowska, Professor of International History at the London School of Economics.

The evening will be opened by the screening of “Hill 789: The Last Stronghold” (Kogainon Films, Protected content , a vivid documentary that follows the Eastern Front experiences of Dimitrie Dimăncescu during the First World War. Dimăncescu went to war in August Protected content , followed later by his brother Ion. The film covers his dramatic experiences on the Romanian Front between August Protected content December Protected content the encounters with British Col. Norton Griffiths, sent to sabotage the Romanian oil wells, as well as the fierce battles against Lt. Erwin Rommel on Hill 789.

“Uncharted Journey: Memoirs of Dimitri D. Dimancescu” (BTF, Protected content an outstanding book that goes behind the closed curtains of Romanian history, revealing unprecedented details of the pre-war and interwar period, as well as radical decisions that changed the fate of the country and the world. Among the many personalities that crossed Dimăncescu’s path are: Queen Marie of Romania, King Carol II, Lt. Erwin Rommel, Prince Antoine Bibesco, Nicolae Titulescu, dancer Loie Fuller, William Randolph Hearst, British 'spymaster' Bruce Lockhart, Gheorghe Tatarescu, Winston Churchill, the Pacha El Glaoui (Marrakech).

Event will be followed by a drinks reception.

****** NOTE: Doors open 6.30pm. Please bear in mind that this is NOT an InterNations event and you have to mention your full name to be checked in FAISAL'S guest list upon arrival. Entry strictly via guest list. Please DO NOT bring any guest along. I request all guests to be polite and cooperative with Protected content s team. Dress code is smart casual and do enjoy wearing your best outfit, considering nature of the event and venue. ******

I look forward seeing you there !

Faisal - Honorary Group Consul (London City Trotters)