Damien Lewis

Damien Lewis

Damien Lewis is a Sunday Times no 1 bestselling author whose books have been translated into forty languages worldwide. For twenty years he worked as a war and conflict reporter for the world’s major broadcasters winning numerous awards. His iconic WWII series includes: Churchill’s Secret Warriors, Hunting the Nazi Bomb, SAS Nazi Hunters, SAS Band of Brothers and SAS Great Escapes. He has also co-authored the memoirs of several foremost women and men of colour, most notably Slave with Mende Nazer, a victim of the modern-day slave trade, Tears of the Dessert, with genocide survivor, Halima Bashir, and Against A Tide Of Evil, with Dr. Mukesh Kapila, the United Nations whistleblower on the Darfur genocide.

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  1. 118. THE FLAME OF RESISTANCE: AMERICAN BEAUTY. FRENCH HERO. BRITISH SPY. THE UNTOLD STORY OF JOSEPHINE BAKER'S SECRET WAR
    118. THE FLAME OF RESISTANCE: AMERICAN BEAUTY. FRENCH HERO. BRITISH SPY. THE UNTOLD STORY OF JOSEPHINE BAKER'S SECRET WAR

    Josephine Baker, music hall and movie star and civil rights activist, recently entered the French Panthéon – the nation’s highest honour. In this talk, Damien Lewis will reveal how the world's richest and most glamorous black female entertainer became an Allied spy in Occupied France and across the wider world. Drawing on a plethora of new historical material, first-hand interviews and rigorous research, including previously undisclosed letters and journals and newly released government files, he will give an extraordinary account of her heroic personal resistance to Nazi Germany.

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