I’ve always been anxious to use this website as a forum for discussing points of interest relating to the Second World War, but I’ve been asked to let people know about a number of illustrated talks I’m doing in the next few months, so here you are:
Wednesday 29th September
The Battle of Britain by James Holland
The Memorial Hall
Chalfont St Giles, HP8 4JJ
7.30pm: wine and nibbles
8.00pm: event start
The event is organised by the Friends of Chalfont St Giles Community Library Literary Group and profits go towards the upkeep of the Library which is independent of the County Library Service.
Tickets are £5.00 and are available from the Community Library on 01494 874732.
Books will be supplied by The Chalfont Bookshop, Chalfont St Peter
Friday 8th October
Military History Lecture – The Battle of Britain: A Reassessment12:45pm, RUSI, Whitehall, London, SW1A 2ET
A lecture by James Holland, writer and historian of the Second World War. Seventy years after the Battle of Britain, James Holland will argue the battle is viewed predominantly through the narrow prism of the Allied experience, and particularly the perspective of RAF Fighter Command. He will make a case that not only should the battle be seen as a bigger, wider clash between Britain and Germany, but one in which the stakes were even higher than has more recently been claimed.
Tuesday 12th October
Knutsford Literature Festival 2010
Knutsford Methodist Church
Cheshire, WA16 6BY
Tickets are £5.00. Please visit www.knutsfordlitfest.org <http://www.knutsfordlitfest.org> for booking details.
Books will be supplied by Waterstone’s Knutsford.
I’m also doing talks at the Bridport Festival and Folkestone Festival later in November – details to follow.