SWWEC LogoThe Trustees of
THE SECOND WORLD WAR EXPERIENCE CENTRE
presented their
SIXTEENTH ANNUAL LECTURE SERIES 2015

at

THE ROYAL AIR FORCE CLUB
128 PICCADILLY, LONDON W1J 7PY

Lectures 2015  Completed

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JAMES HOLLAND
DR NIALL BARR

Sponsored by
Serco

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JAMES HOLLAND          ‘The War in the West: Germany Ascendant 1939 – 1941’

Tuesday 6th October 2015      –  Sincere thanks to those who supported a lively and enjoyable lecture.

James Holland is a historian, writer, and broadcaster.  The author of the best-selling Fortress Malta, Battle of Britain, and Dam Busters, he has also written nine works of historical fiction, five of which feature the heroic Jack Tanner, a soldier of the Second World War.  He is currently writing a three-volume new history of the Second World War in the West and a book about the Defence of the Admin Box in Burma.  He regularly appears on television and radio, and has written and presented the BAFTA-shortlisted documentaries, Battle of Britain and Dam Busters for the BBC, as well as the Battle for Malta, Cold War, Hot Jets, and Normandy 44. Co-founder and Programme Director of the hugely successful Chalke Valley History Festival, he has his own collection at the Imperial War Museum, and is Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.

 

DR NIALL BARR             ‘Yanks and Limeys: Alliance Warfare in the Second World War’

 

Tuesday 20th October 2015     –  Sincere thanks to the Lecturer, those attending and SERCO our Sponsor.

Dr Niall Barr is Reader in Military History at the Defence Studies Department, King’s College London, based at the Joint Services Command and Staff College. Educated at the University of St Andrews, he has previously taught at St Andrews and the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst. He joined Staff College in 2000, where he teaches on a wide range of military courses.  He has conducted battlefield tours and staff rides all over Europe. He is currently the Land Warfare Historian on the Higher Command and Staff Course.  His main research interest concerns the fighting methods of the British Army in the twentieth century but he also has an enduring interest in the Scottish military tradition. His next major work Yanks and Limeys: Alliance Warfare in the Second World War has just been published by Jonathan Cape Ltd.

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The Centre is very pleased to have presented the Lectures at The Royal Air Force Club, a stunning building which offers luxurious and peaceful surroundings to serving and former serving officers of the RAF and Allied Air Forces.

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Having opened its doors in 1922, the Club’s interior has been enhanced to its present high standard. With striking paintings, a specially designed stained glass window and the very unique badge corridor, a truly fascinating history comes alive about the story of the Royal Air Force.

Our Wartime History  WWII Timeline section aims to provide a rich and varied source of information on the various campaigns fought during World War Two and the dates on which they took place.