Hastings Senior Men’s Forum

At our first meeting of our new session on October 7 we had a talk on Bombs, Bullets and Bylines from Chris Dobson who was a war correspondent and gave us many incidents of conflicts he was engaged in working for the Daily Express and more recently for the Daily Mail. Conflicts as varied as EOKA in Cyprus, Yom Kippur in Israel, and the war in Vietnam.

He spent time in the USA in his early days on more peaceful duties such as covering the wedding of Marilyn Monroe to Arthur Miller and in Russia during the Cold War period.

An interesting and varied life was enjoyed by all members.