On Sunday, the 11th of April, at 8pm, Herefordshire's Caeruleum Club are very pleased to present The Battle of Britain - Hitler's First Defeat, presented by Dr Michael A Fopp PhD.
After the invasion of Western Europe by the Germans in 1940 only Great Britain stood alone against the horrors of Nazi aggression.
Michael Fopp, son of one of 'The Few', past Keeper of The Battle of Britain Museum and longest serving Director General of the RAF Museums reflects on his years researching the subject, and all the varied elements which made the victory possible. Michael recalls the personalities he met, the known and the unknown, the acknowledged heroes and the unsung participants.
This is an overview of the 'David & Goliath' struggle of the whole Battle - from both the British and German perspectives; looking at the strategy and the tactics employed in its prosecution; using unique film and photographs, and including the voices of participants from both sides recalling their views and experiences.
About the speaker:
Dr Michael A Fopp PhD, DSc(hc), MA, FMA, FRAeS has turned his childhood passions for horses and aeroplanes into two careers. First, as a Mounted Police Officer in London for fifteen years, curtailed early by a serious injury whilst on duty. Second, a long and distinguished career in major museums. He has been the Keeper of the Battle of Britain Museum, Director of the London Transport Museum and Director General of the Royal Air Force Museums.
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There is no dress code, so please feel free to come as you are.