A Bombers Moon: The Equipment and Tactics of RAF Bomber Command during World War Two

Richard Marks

South East
Notice Period:
Short (maybe less than one month's notice)
Paid: £75 plus travel @45p per mile up to 50 miles from Reading. Can also be run online
11th June 2024

From modest beginnings to a pivotal role in the Allied victory over the Axis forces, the command's capabilities expanded significantly. This presentation will explore the evolution of aircraft and tactics throughout the conflict, as well as the technological advancements that supported the squadrons on their missions.

It is important to note that this talk will not cover the ethical considerations related to strategic bombing.

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About Richard Marks

I am a freelance historian based in Berkshire with publications on industrial, military, and railway history, as well as the history of science. I am currently researching the industrial development in the Victorian era, the evolution of the railway and canal systems in Britain in the second half of the 19th century, and the history of British industry. I hold a PhD in economic history from the University of Reading, which I obtained in 2024. I have also taught courses on various historical topics as a tutor with the WEA.

My talks are suitable for different audiences and group sizes. I can adjust the length and format to meet your needs. My goal is to inform and entertain, and to leave the audience with a new insight and a desire to learn more.

My previous career in technology, working with British and international manufacturing companies, has given me a unique perspective as an historian.

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