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Speaker- Lieutenant General Sir John Kiszely

The British military intervention in Norway, 1940, was an ignominious and abject failure. A largely forgotten campaign, it directly led to the fall of Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain and his replacement by Winston Churchill – hugely ironic considering the leading part Churchill played in the failure.

In this lecture, John Kiszely, author of Anatomy of a Campaign – The British Fiasco in Norway 1940, tells the dramatic story of this ill-fated debacle – the haphazard strategic planning and catastrophic misjudgements, the intelligence blunders, tactical disasters and humiliating retreats – and is unsparing in his criticism of those responsible.

Doors open at 6.30pm

Tickets cost £10 to include a glass of wine or soft drink (£9 for Friends and Benefactors)