100 years have passed since the birth of the RAF, and a mere 74 years have passed since the World War II Normandy Landings we have collectively come to know as D Day. In the run up to the largest seaborne invasion in history, however, was the largest battle by air that anyone had known. This was Operation Argument, and bestselling historian and broadcaster James Holland tells the story of the unbelievable events that took place in his new book, Big Week.
Explaining and detailing Operation Argument and the plan to force the German Luftwaffe to submit in one fell swoop, James delves into the complex history and the stunning reality of World War II, contextualising the crucial actions on the ground that lead to those in the sky. The story of Operation Argument and the Big Week that followed it is audacious, thrilling, and, at times startling – and all true. James will be delivering a fantastic illustrated talk at this year’s festival about his new book with pictures, mind blowing facts, and captivating insight to the strategies and strikes that were instrumental to victory, to which we owe the world as we know today.
Make sure to book tickets while they’re still available, it’s set to be an enthralling and illuminating talk about a topic so close to the heart of our history.
Sunday 4th Nov / Event 24
The Electric Palace
*Please note the new date, time, and venue*
To book tickets, contact the Box Office over the phone or in person.
Box Office: Bridport Tourist Information Centre, The Town Hall, Bridport, DT6 3LF
Tel: 01308 424 901