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You are warmly invited by the Lions Club Yvelines Heraldic to join us for an evening of emotionally-charged family history, related by Minter Dial, author and speaker.

Minter tells the story of his grandfather, who died as a prisoner of war early in 1945 in the Pacific war zone and who conferred a ring to his closest friend just before his death.

Come and share Minter's vivid experiences of finding out what happened to his grandfather and the ring, a fascinating family story researched over a 25 year period.

His film has received an award (30' in English with French sub-titles) and his book will be available for purchase on the evening.


"An unforgettable saga of determination, strength, sacrifice, and love set against the background of unspeakable horrors during World War II in the Pacific Ocean Theater." — GILBERT KING, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning, Devil in the Grove

"A moving tribute...and a masterful account of PoW experiences in the Pacific." — THE LADY, UK (full review here)

"...a compelling story, with more than a few devastating twists." — HISTORY OF WAR, UK (full review here

Net profits from the evening, with Minter's agreement, will go to the La Maison des Loges - the Collège in St Germain-en-Laye for the daughters of the Légion d'Honneur award winners, and other charitable military causes.

Date: Saturday 3rd March 19h30-23h00

Place: Auditorium, Château Chanorier, Grande Rue Croissy-sur-Seine

(street parking available all the way round the château grounds)

Price: 25€ including light refreshments Accompanied children under 18 years are welcome free of charge/ L'entrée sera gratuite pour les enfants mineurs accompagnés par un adulte.

All net proceeds will go to the charitable causes decided by LCYH members.

This information can be downloaded here:   English   or   French

Sponsorship for this event:

Founded in 2013, Lions Club Yvelines Heraldic is the only English-speaking club in France.

Composed of 20 members we are a mixed gender club with 7 nationalities. We meet in Chambourcy (78) once a month to plan and review our charitable projects – and to share our company. If you are interested in joining us please contact here