Dambusters raid with military historian Max Hastings

at Barbirolli Hall, St Clement Danes School, Chenies Road, Chorleywood, WD3 6EW

Sep
19

Dambusters raid with military historian Max Hastings

7:00PM, Thu 19 September
Barbirolli Hall, St Clement Danes School, Chenies Road, Chorleywood, WD3 6EW
Details
Location

A brand new history of the Dambusters raid from best-selling and critically acclaimed military historian, Max Hastings.

Operation Chastise, the destruction of the Mohne and Eder dams in north-west Germany by the RAF’s 617 Squadron on the night of 16/17 Ma...

Show more

A brand new history of the Dambusters raid from best-selling and critically acclaimed military historian, Max Hastings.

Operation Chastise, the destruction of the Mohne and Eder dams in north-west Germany by the RAF’s 617 Squadron on the night of 16/17 May 1943, was an epic that has passed into Britain’s national legend.

Max Hastings grew up embracing the story, the classic 1955 movie and the memory of Guy Gibson, the 24-year-old wing-commander who led the raid. In the 21st Century, however, he urges that we should see the dambusters in much more complex shades. The aircrew’s heroism was entirely real, as was the brilliance of Barnes Wallis, inventor of the ‘bouncing bombs’. But commanders who promised their young fliers that success could shorten the war fantasised as ruthlessly as they did about the entire bomber offensive. While some 1,400 civilians perished in the biblical floods that swept through the Mohne valley, more than half of them were Russian and Polish women and slave labourers.

Here once again is a dramatic retake on familiar history by a true master. Max Hastings sets the Dams Raid in the big picture of the bomber offensive and of the Second World War, with moving portraits of the young airmen, so many of whom died; of Barnes Wallis; the monstrous Harris; the tragic Guy Gibson, together with superb narrative of the action of one of the most extraordinary episodes in British history!

INVITE FRIENDS

Or share the following link directly:
https://tickets.mp/ZXZlbnQ6NTgy

Still not loaded? Try reloading the page.
If you're still having trouble, call on 020 3769 7359.
Barbirolli Hall, St Clement Danes School, Chenies Road, Chorleywood, WD3 6EW
Thursday 19th September, 7:00PM
INVITE FRIENDS

Or share the following link directly:
https://tickets.mp/ZXZlbnQ6NTgy

Tickets

This event has happened.

This event finished 3 months ago and tickets are no longer available.
Explore more events.

This event has happened.

This event finished 3 months ago and tickets are no longer available.
Explore more events.

Dambusters raid with military historian Max Hastings

7:00PM, Thu 19 September
Barbirolli Hall, St Clement Danes School, Chenies Road, Chorleywood, WD3 6EW
Details
Location

A brand new history of the Dambusters raid from best-selling and critically acclaimed military historian, Max Hastings.

Operation Chastise, the destruction of the Mohne and Eder dams in north-west Germany by the RAF’s 617 Squadron on the night of 16/17 Ma...

Show more

A brand new history of the Dambusters raid from best-selling and critically acclaimed military historian, Max Hastings.

Operation Chastise, the destruction of the Mohne and Eder dams in north-west Germany by the RAF’s 617 Squadron on the night of 16/17 May 1943, was an epic that has passed into Britain’s national legend.

Max Hastings grew up embracing the story, the classic 1955 movie and the memory of Guy Gibson, the 24-year-old wing-commander who led the raid. In the 21st Century, however, he urges that we should see the dambusters in much more complex shades. The aircrew’s heroism was entirely real, as was the brilliance of Barnes Wallis, inventor of the ‘bouncing bombs’. But commanders who promised their young fliers that success could shorten the war fantasised as ruthlessly as they did about the entire bomber offensive. While some 1,400 civilians perished in the biblical floods that swept through the Mohne valley, more than half of them were Russian and Polish women and slave labourers.

Here once again is a dramatic retake on familiar history by a true master. Max Hastings sets the Dams Raid in the big picture of the bomber offensive and of the Second World War, with moving portraits of the young airmen, so many of whom died; of Barnes Wallis; the monstrous Harris; the tragic Guy Gibson, together with superb narrative of the action of one of the most extraordinary episodes in British history!

INVITE FRIENDS

Or share the following link directly:
https://tickets.mp/ZXZlbnQ6NTgy

Still not loaded? Try reloading the page.
If you're still having trouble, call on 020 3769 7359.
Barbirolli Hall, St Clement Danes School, Chenies Road, Chorleywood, WD3 6EW
Thursday 19th September, 7:00PM

Tickets

This event has happened.

This event finished 3 months ago and tickets are no longer available.
Explore more events.

This event has happened.

This event finished 3 months ago and tickets are no longer available.
Explore more events.

Dambusters raid with military historian Max Hastings

7:00PM, Thu 19 September
Barbirolli Hall, St Clement Danes School, Chenies Road, Chorleywood, WD3 6EW
Details
Location

A brand new history of the Dambusters raid from best-selling and critically acclaimed military historian, Max Hastings.

Operation Chastise, the destruction of the Mohne and Eder dams in north-west Germany by the RAF’s 617 Squadron on the night of 16/17 Ma...

Show more

A brand new history of the Dambusters raid from best-selling and critically acclaimed military historian, Max Hastings.

Operation Chastise, the destruction of the Mohne and Eder dams in north-west Germany by the RAF’s 617 Squadron on the night of 16/17 May 1943, was an epic that has passed into Britain’s national legend.

Max Hastings grew up embracing the story, the classic 1955 movie and the memory of Guy Gibson, the 24-year-old wing-commander who led the raid. In the 21st Century, however, he urges that we should see the dambusters in much more complex shades. The aircrew’s heroism was entirely real, as was the brilliance of Barnes Wallis, inventor of the ‘bouncing bombs’. But commanders who promised their young fliers that success could shorten the war fantasised as ruthlessly as they did about the entire bomber offensive. While some 1,400 civilians perished in the biblical floods that swept through the Mohne valley, more than half of them were Russian and Polish women and slave labourers.

Here once again is a dramatic retake on familiar history by a true master. Max Hastings sets the Dams Raid in the big picture of the bomber offensive and of the Second World War, with moving portraits of the young airmen, so many of whom died; of Barnes Wallis; the monstrous Harris; the tragic Guy Gibson, together with superb narrative of the action of one of the most extraordinary episodes in British history!

INVITE FRIENDS

Or share the following link directly:
https://tickets.mp/ZXZlbnQ6NTgy

Still not loaded? Try reloading the page.
If you're still having trouble, call on 020 3769 7359.
Barbirolli Hall, St Clement Danes School, Chenies Road, Chorleywood, WD3 6EW
Thursday 19th September, 7:00PM
INVITE FRIENDS

Or share the following link directly:
https://tickets.mp/ZXZlbnQ6NTgy

Tickets

This event has happened.

This event finished 3 months ago and tickets are no longer available.
Explore more events.

This event has happened.

This event finished 3 months ago and tickets are no longer available.
Explore more events.

Dambusters raid with military historian Max Hastings

7:00PM, Thu 19 September
Barbirolli Hall, St Clement Danes School, Chenies Road, Chorleywood, WD3 6EW
Details
Location

A brand new history of the Dambusters raid from best-selling and critically acclaimed military historian, Max Hastings.

Operation Chastise, the destruction of the Mohne and Eder dams in north-west Germany by the RAF’s 617 Squadron on the night of 16/17 Ma...

Show more

A brand new history of the Dambusters raid from best-selling and critically acclaimed military historian, Max Hastings.

Operation Chastise, the destruction of the Mohne and Eder dams in north-west Germany by the RAF’s 617 Squadron on the night of 16/17 May 1943, was an epic that has passed into Britain’s national legend.

Max Hastings grew up embracing the story, the classic 1955 movie and the memory of Guy Gibson, the 24-year-old wing-commander who led the raid. In the 21st Century, however, he urges that we should see the dambusters in much more complex shades. The aircrew’s heroism was entirely real, as was the brilliance of Barnes Wallis, inventor of the ‘bouncing bombs’. But commanders who promised their young fliers that success could shorten the war fantasised as ruthlessly as they did about the entire bomber offensive. While some 1,400 civilians perished in the biblical floods that swept through the Mohne valley, more than half of them were Russian and Polish women and slave labourers.

Here once again is a dramatic retake on familiar history by a true master. Max Hastings sets the Dams Raid in the big picture of the bomber offensive and of the Second World War, with moving portraits of the young airmen, so many of whom died; of Barnes Wallis; the monstrous Harris; the tragic Guy Gibson, together with superb narrative of the action of one of the most extraordinary episodes in British history!

INVITE FRIENDS

Or share the following link directly:
https://tickets.mp/ZXZlbnQ6NTgy

Still not loaded? Try reloading the page.
If you're still having trouble, call on 020 3769 7359.
Barbirolli Hall, St Clement Danes School, Chenies Road, Chorleywood, WD3 6EW
Thursday 19th September, 7:00PM

Tickets

This event has happened.

This event finished 3 months ago and tickets are no longer available.
Explore more events.

This event has happened.

This event finished 3 months ago and tickets are no longer available.
Explore more events.