IBCC Lecture and Supper Series – The Other Battle of Britain

The role of Fighter Command during the Battle of Britain is rightly widely known and lauded but the significant role played by Bomber Command in the defence of Great Britain in the summer of 1940 is largely overlooked and forgotten. Night after night, the bomber crews took to the skies and carried the fight to the enemy all across Europe. The great courage and achievements of The Many during this crucial part of the war should rank alongside those of The Few.’

Paul Tweddle was born and brought up in Co. Durham. He has taught Classics and History in universities, independent senior and preparatory schools. He is the author of ‘The Other Battle of Britain’ (History Press 2018), ‘Into the Night Sky’ (Sutton 2007) and a number of articles on aspects of the Second World War. He lives in Surrey with his wife Caroline and sons Benedict and Theo.

Join Phil and the IBCC team for a delicious supper and fascinating talk.

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