History Weekends 2019: James Holland

James Holland will be speaking about the D-Day campaign, from its planning to its inception, at our 2019 History Weekend in Winchester

BBC History Magazine will host two History Weekends in 2019, one in Winchester and one in Chester.

Talk: Normandy ‘44


Winchester: Friday 1 November, 16.00-17.00


Talk synopsis: In this 75th anniversary year of D-Day and the Battle for Normandy, James Holland will present a very fresh and original overview of the campaign from its planning to its inception, dispelling a number of deeply held myths and casting new light on this most brutal fight for the liberation of Europe.

Jim Holland. (Image Wilky Wilkinson)

Speaker bio: James Holland is an internationally acclaimed and award-winning historian, writer, and broadcaster. The author of a number of bestselling histories he has presented – and written – a large number of television programmes and series. He has a weekly world war two podcast, We Have Ways of Making You Talk,with Al Murray, and is chair of the Chalke Valley History Festival.