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CVHF2021 talks by James Holland

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7. B. SECOND WORLD WAR MORNING

A very special morning:

10.00-11.00 D-DAY TO VE DAY BY TANK Stuart Watson with James Holland

11.15-12.00 THE EASTERN FRONT Alexandra Richie & Waitman Wade Beorn with Al Murray

12.15-1.15 THE T34: TALK AND DEMONSTRATION David Willey, James Holland, Al Murray & Waitman Wade Beorn

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WE HAVE WAYS OF MAKING YOU TALK – LIVE!

Comedian Al Murray and WWII historian James Holland’s weekly podcast has had more than 2 million downloads within a year. Its popularity is thanks to a combination of chemistry between the two presenters and the detail on both the minutiae and the big issues of the Second World War. We bring you their live show, adapted especially for the Chalke Valley History Festival.

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30. SICILY 1943: THE FIRST ASSAULT ON FORTRESS EUROPE

This is the story of the biggest seaborne landing in history. Based on his own battlefield studies in Sicily and on much new research over the past thirty years, James Holland will offer a vital new perspective on a major turning point in World War II. The subsequent thirty-eight-day Battle for Sicily was one of the most dramatic of the entire Second World War, involving daring raids by special forces, deals with the Mafia, attacks across mosquito-infested plains and perilous assaults up almost sheer faces of rock and scree.

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