The Battle of Britain and Operation Sea-lion.

Don Chiswell


Region:
East of England
Notice Period:
Regular (more than one month's notice)
Type:
Professional
Fee:
Paid: £60 per talk for up to 50 persons +travel costs @ £0.30 per mile
Category:
History
Updated:
2nd July 2019
Tagged:
World War Ii | Invasion

What were Hitler’s plans for the invasion of Britain in 1940? Could they have succeeded? How did the British plan to repel the invaders? How did Churchill use the invasion threat and why did Hitler embark on a course of action to which there were only two outcomes, either of which was bound to lead to his ultimate downfall. What were the plans for Peterborough in the event of invasion and why had Herman Goering chosen Burghley House to be his H.Q.?

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About Don Chiswell

I have a Humanities degree from Bristol Polytechnic and subsequently qualified as a teacher in Further Education. I have been interested in history for as long as I can remember and enjoy demolishing popular historical myths. I have delivered courses on a wide range of historical subjects (hopefully with enthusiasm and humour) at Peterborough City College, Stamford Arts Centre, the Guildhall Arts Centre Grantham and also to a wide variety of local groups and societies for some twenty years. In answer to the question ‘What is your favourite period of history?’ I would be most likely to say “Just the last 3,250 years”. Since 2006 I have given a series of lectures for Peterborough Museum and participated in historical re-enactments and guided tours. I am currently engaged in research for a book on Bosworth Field and co-writing a history of Peterborough, both of which it is hoped will be published eventually.


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