“Poland First to Fight” – talk by Roger Moorhouse

Date: 26-11-2019 Hour: 19:00

Event place: London

The Polish campaign of 1939 is perhaps the least well understood military campaign of the Second World War in Europe. In this engaging and illuminating interview, Roger Moorhouse explains why the Polish Campaign is so significant, not only in its own right, but also to the wider history of the war – and why it has been forgotten.

First to Fight is the first history of the Polish war for almost half a century. Drawing on letters, memoirs and diaries by generals and politicians, soldiers and civilians from all sides, Roger Moorhouse’s dramatic account of the military events is entwined with a tragic human story of courage and suffering, and a dark tale of diplomatic betrayal.


Come along, enjoy a glass of wine and what promises to be a fantastic treat for all history buffs.

About the speaker: Roger Moorhouse is a historian and author specialising in the Third Reich and Poland during World War Two. Roger is a fellow of the Royal Historical Society in London, the Pilecki Institute in Warsaw and a Visiting Professor at the College of Europe in Natolin. His latest book, “First to Fight: The Polish War 1939” (“Polska 1939” in the Polish edition) is a study of Poland’s defensive war.

WHEN: Tue, 26 November 2019, 19:00 – 20:00 GMT

WHERE: Kensington Central Library, Lecture Theatre (Back of library, off from Campden Hill Road), 12 Phillimore Walk, London W8 7RX

TICKETS £5: here

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