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A MUSEUM has launched a new season of talks.

The Royal Navy Submarine Museum, in Haslar Road, Gosport, has launched its Third Thursday Talk season, with the first on Thursday September, 19 at 7pm.

It will be a 70th anniversary commemoration of the attack on the German ship Tirpitz, called ‘Open Source,’ and the life of submariner Godfrey Place who was awarded the Victoria Cross.

The talk about the midget submarine commander is to be given by author Paul Watkins, who wrote a book about Lt Place.

Other talks planned include one about submarine inventor JP Holland, known as the father of submarines.

It will be given the museum’s curator Bob Mealings.

In November there will be a look at the Georgian navy’s expansion in the 18th century.

Historian Mike Williams will talk about the development of support facilities in Gosport at Haslar, Royal Clarence Yard and Priddy’s Hard.

Tickets cost £10, call (023) 9254 5036.