Magnificent conference is offered today in the Culture Room of the Sporting Club Casino, by Brigadier General of the Marine Corps, Carlos Pérez-Urruti , Commander of the Armed Protection Force; under the title “Embracing the world. 500 years of the first circumnavigation”, he addressed the first round the world made, on behalf of Spain, by sailors Fernando de Magallanes and Juan Sebastián de Elcano, five centuries ago.
The conference was framed within the Cycle “Pages Coruñesas” of the HOGUERAS-20.
A deed, written by the Spanish Navy, comparable, as General Pérez de Urruti pointed out, to the conquest of the moon and of which all Spaniards should be proud of which was a historic milestone.
The conference, which had a large audience, was attended by the Government Sub-Delegate, the Delegate of Defense in Galicia, the General Chief of the General Staff of the Operational Logistics Force, the General Head of the XV Civil Guard Zone and the Chief of Police, among other authorities and representations.
At the end of the intervention, which was much applauded by the attendees, the President of the Association of Meigas, Mª Concepción Astray, who was in charge of presenting the speaker, made delivery of a souvenir of if I go through the Cycle.
(Photo: M.J. Herrero)