Sir Max Hastings
Saturday 12th October 2019, 1.30-2.30pm
Baillie Gifford Big Tent
A masterful account of the human story behind one of the most extraordinary episodes in British history.
The raid of the Dambusters is one of the most exhilarating episodes in British history. In his new book Chastise, our most brilliant military historian, Sir Max Hastings, uncovers the truth behind the legend. As the bestselling author of Vietnam and The Secret War, Hastings has built a formidable reputation for untangling fact from myth and revealing the complex shades behind the headlines. He sets the Dams Raid in the bigger picture of the bomber offensive and the Second World War; of Barnes Wallis; the monstrous Air Marshal Harris and the 1,400 civilians who perished in the biblical floods that swept the Mohne valley, together with a superb narrative of one of the most heroic and risky episodes in British military history.
Books will be on sale and the event will be followed by a book signing.