1940 - Battle of Britain - 80+ years on — by Zoom if required

Christopher Leworthy SpeakerNet Sponsor


Region:
Anywhere
Notice Period:
Emergency (maybe less than one week's notice)
Type:
Hobby and interest, but professionally delivered
Fee:
Expensed
Category:
History
Updated:
21st July 2021
Tagged:
Military History | Battle Of Britain | World War 2 | Ww2

With the 80th Anniversary of the Battle falling in 2020, we should recall the challenges, the threats and the events of that summer which, in a few short months, saw German occupation of Northern Europe, the Low Countries and Norway, Operation Dynamo, and the crucial and vicious 113 days of the Battle of Britain. The talk will cover:

  • the political background
  • the key personalities
  • the Dowding Interception system and its pivotal role
  • the start of the battle - Kanalkampf
  • the four stages of the battle
  • September 15th - objectives, the two major raids, the outcome
  • conclusions
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About Christopher Leworthy

After retiring I decided to develop my interest in military history. I now lecture on the Battle of Britain most weeks, to a variety of audiences. The talks last for around 40 minutes and I'm always happy to take questions. Although I am based in Southern England and for some of my time in South Wales, I am willing to travel within reason, and am also now highly experienced in giving these talks using Zoom.

The talks are designed to be interesting and gripping, with enough analysis, detail and pace to engage the audience completely. A number of relevant anecdotes bring the story to life and the audience is left in no doubt as to the Battle’s importance and no doubt as to the supreme effort made to deliver success. Feedback has been extremely positive, with a recent Tripadvisor posting describing the talk as ‘Dynamic and emotional’. Zoom talks have also been very well received, being described as "stirring and inspiring' and a 'tour de force'.

I make no charge for Zoom talks, and can host these myself if helpful, but ask for a contribution towards a supported charity.

I am only too happy to answer any questions about whether and how these talks might be amended and tailor made to suit any particular audience.


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