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Andrew Chatterton

Britain's WW2 Secret Defences

Venue: Temple Church

16 September 2022 2:00 pm

The Second World War historian dismantles the narrative surrounding Britain’s antiinvasion forces - a Dad’s Army of incompetents - and reveals the truth that we were in fact protected by top-secret, highly trained and ruthless civilian volunteers recruited as early as the summer of 1940. They were supported by the Home Guard setting up their own ‘guerrilla groups’, and SIS (MI6) planning post-occupation groups of civilians – including teenagers – to act as sabotage cells, wireless operators and assassins had the Nazis taken control of the country. A fascinating exposé of the dedicated men and women who until now have had no official and little public recognition for their remarkable role. Talking to Julia Wheeler

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