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Wartime: Britain in the Second World War
Daniel Todman

  • Saturday 18 June 2016, 12.00PM to 12:50pm
  • Free admission
    Booking required
  • Ron Cooke Hub, University of York (map|getting to campus)
  • Wheelchair accessible

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Drawing on his new book, Britain’s War, Daniel Todman of Queen Mary University of London explores the importance of timing in understanding the experience of conflict.

Nearly seven decades from its outbreak, we are still talking, thinking and learning about the Second World War. Though ‘wartime’ is often presented as an invariable, Daniel shows how, by linking together the stories of the home and fighting fronts, we can bring new understanding to how the Second World War proceeded and what it meant. Join him as he explores why a sense of timing is so important to making sense of Britain’s war.

About the speaker

Dr Daniel Todman is the author of a new two-volume history of Britain in the Second World War, Britain’s War (Penguin, 2016). He is a Senior Lecturer at Queen Mary University of London and has previously written on the remembrance of the First World War.

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The book will be available to buy from the Waterstones' stall at this event.

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