The Necessarily Victory, the Battle of the Somme

Gareth Howell

East Midlands
Notice Period:
Emergency (maybe less than one week's notice)
Paid: £40, less for charities
20th July 2018
WW1 | World War 1 | Military History | 1910's

The Somme, a by-word for pointless slaughter. Yet it is on the Somme that the British army learn to defeat their German enemy. A detailed examination of the events of the Somme, and the critical role it played in allowing the British to emerge victorious in the First World war. In a talk that will challenge much of the received wisdom based on the "Blackadder school of History" we examine the true story of the Somme. Price depends on distance from Nottingham, I will work for less for charities

Duration: 1 and 2 hour available

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About Gareth Howell

I regularly appear on BBC Radio Nottingham as an historical adviser, most notably as the military historian when Armed Forces Day was hosted at Nottingham. I have also spoken on BBC Notts on topics as diverse as Richard 3rd, the tanks, the home guard and the Easter Rising (for which I also appeared on a programme with BBC Ulster). I am also a regular guest speaker for Abingdon Museum in Oxfordshire, the British Biomedical Institute, Buxton Museum and various Rotary clubs. I have done some TV work for BBC Ulster and for Channel 4. If you have a particular interest for a history talk that's not on the list, feel free to ask if I'd be able to field a talk on the subject, after all the worst I could say is no!

I am a confident and engaging speaker after many years teaching in a Nottingham Secondary school.

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