Talk by Roger Moorhouse: Poland 1939: The Forgotten Campaign of WW2

Date: 02-11-2019 Hour: 13:30

Event place: Winchester Guildhall

Meet historian historian Roger Moorhouse to find out what to expect from his talk on one of the “most misunderstood” campaigns of the Second World War.

Thrills, spills, heroism, villainy, betrayal: all of human life is there! Seriously, the September campaign of 1939 has a good claim to be the forgotten campaign of the Second World War. Outside of Poland, precious little is known about it – and most of what we think we know is wrong. So this talk will aim to illuminate, educate and set some of the mythology straight. It’s a much more interesting and nuanced story than many of us would think.

The September campaign falls squarely into that category: it had a total death toll of around 200,000, so was hardly a side show; it saw many of the hideous innovations that would feature in the later conflict, and – of course – it was the campaign that brought Britain and France into the war, transforming it into a world war. So, there is a lot there to discuss – which makes it all the more surprising that it has traditionally been ignored.

WHEN: Saturday 2 November, 13.30–14.30

WHERE: Winchester Guildhall

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