1940: contextualising Britain's military disasters

1940: contextualising Britain's military disasters
 
  2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Talk and book signing 

The year 1940 is remembered as a moment of both defeat and deliverance for Britain. In May 1940, the British Army had suffered its worst military reversal of the 20th century, by only narrowly surviving annihilation at the muzzle of Hitler’s Blitzkrieg and being driven off the continent of Europe at Dunkirk.

It would be a further two years of defeats and strategic withdrawals before the British Army would win their first landmark triumph over Axis forces at the Battle of El Alamein in November 1942.

In this talk, Jonathan Fennell discusses the downward fortunes of the British Army during the first three years of the Second World War, placing this in the context of Britain’s military withdrawal from Europe in May 1940.

The talk will be followed by a signing of Jonathan Fennell’s bestseller – Fighting the People’s War.

Timings are indicative. Talk expected to last one hour, including 15 mins for audience Q&A.

Cost: £5


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2020-06-12 14:00 2020-06-12 14:00 Europe/London 1940: contextualising Britain's military disasters In this talk, Jonathan Fennell discusses the downward fortunes of the British Army during the first three years of the Second World War, placing this in the context of Britain’s military withdrawal from Europe in May 1940. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2020/06/12/1940-contextualising-britains-military-disasters-229282 The National Archives,Bessant Drive,,London

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