Lectures

We've extensive experience in delivering insightful and captivating lectures to Academic institutions, Clubs, Societies and private functions. Subjects include the Somme, Waterloo, Ypres, the Dambusters, the Architecture of Remembrance (CWGC) and others upon request.

The Unknown Warrior;

He now lies in Westminster Abbey as a focal point to the tragic cost of the great war. Whilst many know where he lies, fewer know how and why he got there. This moving and thought provoking story is documented in full throughout this lecture.

The Architecture  of Remembrance

How the CWGC came into being.

Many have visited the War graves in France and Belgium, those silent Battalions who lie in such tranquillity. Fewer people realise how this came about and who were responsible for these temples of serenity that we so admire today.

Waterloo

9 desperate hours on that hot Sunday of June 18th 1815 ended Napoleon’s European ambitions and secured peace for the next 50 years. Did Wellington win it or did Napoleon lose it?

This is possibly the most dramatic battle in British history.

The Somme

The Battle of the Somme, particularly the catastrophic opening day, is often regarded as symbolic of the wastefulness and tragedy of the British combat experience in the Great War. However a German Staff officer described it as “the muddy grave of the German Army”. A paradox worthy of further examination.

Ypres

“I should like to acquire the whole of the ruins of Ypres; a more sacred place for the British race does not exist in the world.” What made Ypres so special in Winston Churchill’s eyes? Despite the 4 battles that raged around the city, it never fell to the German onslaught and almost 250,000 allied casualties are testimony to the heroic resistance.

The Dambusters

Regarded as possibly the finest feat of flying in World War II, this raid by 19 Lancaster bombers of 617 Squadron against the great Dams of the Ruhr is a story of ingenuity, great skill and enormous courage in the face of fearsome odds.

Upcoming Lectures 

The Unknown Warrior

13th Jan 2022

The Unknown Warrior

23rd May 2022

The Battle of the Somme, 

22nd September 2022

Previous Lectures 

The Architecture of Remembrance,   8th September 2018

The Architecture of Remembrance,   20th October 2018

The architecture of remembrance,   24th Nov 2017

Waterloo,   28th April 2016

The Somme,   2nd July, 2016

The Somme,   9th July, 2016

Waterloo,   12th February 2016

The Somme,   9th April 2015

The Heroes of Telemark, 20th February 2015

 

The Cockleshell Heroes, 28th February 2014

 

The Battle of the Somme, 20th March 2013

 

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