“The Secret War” – Max Hastings Talks WW2 Code-Breakers and Guerrilla Warfare at NAM

A member of the French Underground confers with a U.S. Army officer during the liberation of Paris, 1944. Tales of intrigue and resistance in World War Two will be the focus of a Max Hasting talk hosted by London's National Army Museum on Oct. 8. (Image source: WikiCommons)

A member of the French Underground confers with an American officer during the liberation of Paris in 1944. Tales of intrigue and resistance during World War Two will be the subject of a Max Hasting talk hosted by London’s National Army Museum on Oct. 8. (Image source: WikiCommons)

“Based on his new book, Hastings’ presentation will focus on the cloak and dagger intrigue that marked the Allies’ fight to defeat Hitler.”

51iB1QZokqL._SX319_BO1,204,203,200_EVEN THOUGH LONDON’S National Army Museum is undergoing renovations until late 2016, that isn’t stopping it from hosting an autumn lecture series at the historic Army & Navy Club.

Military historian Max Hasting will kick things off at the famous “Rag” on Oct. 8 at 8 p.m. with a talk entitled The Secret War. Based on his new book of the same name, the presentation will focus on the cloak and dagger intrigue that marked the Allies’ fight to defeat Hitler. NAM bills the evening as one that will feature “a worldwide cast of characters and some extraordinary sagas of intelligence and resistance” that will provide “a new perspective on the greatest conflict in history.”

Tickets are available here: nam.ac.uk/events/celebrity-speakers

Other talks in the series include:

Oct. 5British Women on the Serbian Front in 1915 by Alexandra Tomic

Oct. 19Remembering the West Indian contribution to the First World War by Dr. Richard Smith.

Nov. 2Illiterate but Literary? The Censored Correspondence of Indian Soldiers in France, 1914-1918 by Dr. David E Omissi

Nov. 16The Indian Sepoy in First World War Culture: Object, Images, Songs by Dr. Santanu Das

Nov. 30From the Suez Canal to Megiddo: The British Imperial Army’s War in Sinai and Palestine, 1916-18 by Dr. James Kitchen

Dec. 14Rethinking Indian Soldiers and the First World War by Dr. Gajendra Singh

The Army & Navy Club is located at 36-39 Pall Mall, London, SW1Y 5JN. For tickets and times, e-mail: vs@nam.ac.uk or visit nam.ac.uk.

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