Britain in the 1940's

Paul Robbins BSc (Hons) BA, ISEB Cert Cons Services PHF SpeakerNet Sponsor

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1st May 2021

Britain in the 1940’s is a unique presentation as it focuses on the lives of ordinary British people during the 2nd World War. Talks about this decade often focus on the military campaigns and events that determined the outcome of the war.

This talk examines the lives of ordinary people in Britain and their daily struggle for survival during the 1940's. Paul's presentation examines how people reacted to the blitz, the evacuation of mothers and children from their homes , years of rationing and the dark years of uncertainty.

Paul Robbins explains how even entertainment, popular culture and the news we read or heard, were shaped by the desperate fight for survival. Take a glimpse back to the era of Anderson shelters, sweet rations and the bombing of our Towns and Cities. At the same time enjoy some of the wonderful movies of the era and how there was a hidden and subtle message in many of them.

Moving, informative and entertaining was how this talk was recently described. Britain in the 1940's is one of a series of talks presented by Paul Robbins in his "Step Back in Time" programme of memorable presentations.

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About Paul Robbins BSc (Hons) BA, ISEB Cert Cons Services PHF

Step Back in time is a programme of Historical Talks presented by Paul Robbins BSc (Hons) BA, ISEB Cert, PHF an experienced Presenter, Historian and Author.

If you are looking for a highly knowledgeable and entertaining speaker who enthrals audiences then why not contact Paul for further information - see blow for contact details.

Paul's Great British Eccentrics talk brought this comment. "Your talk last week was VERY well received. One member said he had tears of laughter running down his cheeks by the end". It was also recently featured in the Frost magazine following on from a highly appreciated talk to a U3A club! You can see this review on the following link;

One of Paul's other talks (You Stupid Boy - The story of the Home Guard during World War 2 from his step back in time series was recently described as "The best talk I've ever heard!"

Paul has over 40 years experience of public speaking! He is happy to offer a free no obligation demonstration of his talks and provide feedback from previous delighted audiences.

Paul is equally entertaining when doing virtual talks, so as long as your members have a PC they can still be entertained for an hour or so from the comfort of their own homes! All of the talks are fully illustrated which adds to enjoyment.

What makes Paul’s talks so different, is that a lot of the content of the talks is not commonly known. Paul makes each talk enjoyable and informative (Great British Eccentrics is very funny!) and they all include an element of surprise.

Most of the talks Paul delivers last around 40 - 50 minutes, with extra time for questions at the end but they can longer or shorter to meet your own specific requirements. Paul stays as long as you need him to answer any questions.

Here's just a few of the comments Paul has received about his talks.

"You are a talented and brilliant presenter!

"What a great talk. So well presented and so interesting I did not know about some of the incidents you mentioned. Wonderful archive film too. Thank you so much will call on you again"

"Thanks, Paul, for a wonderful talk, as always".

" We all enjoyed your talk on Wednesday and look forward to the next one".

The following gives you further details on just some of Paul’s current talks that combine great subject matter, humour, with a natural love of History.

The life of Sir Winston Churchill Jack the Ripper the Whitechapel Murderer Great British Eccentrics The East End of London, cockneys including a free lesson in how to speak Cockney Rhyming Slang! "You Stupid boy" The story of Britain's Home Guard. "You never had it so good" A look back at the news, lifestyle and culture of the 1950's.

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