The British Fiasco in Norway, 1940
March 7, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm| £10
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)