1940 - Battle of Britain - 80 years on

Christopher Leworthy

Notice Period:
Emergency (maybe less than one week's notice)
Hobby and interest, but professionally delivered
20th October 2019
Military History | Battle Of Britain | Ww2 | World War 2

The talk will cover:

  • the political background
  • the key personalities
  • the Dowding Interception system and its key role
  • the start of the battle
  • 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 each week, to varied audiences, ranging from the serious student, to the somewhat interested, and to those with very limited knowledge indeed. The talks last for around 40 minutes plus time for questions, although this can be entirely flexible to suit the requirements of audience and organisers. Although I am based in Southern England and for some of my time in South Wales, I am willing to travel.

The talks are designed to be interesting and fast moving, with enough detail to satisfy all. A number of relevant anecdotes bring the story to life and grip the audience who are 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’

I am happy to answer any questions about whether and how these talks, about a vital period in our history, might be tailor made for any possible audience.

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