James Holland

James Holland.


  • Big Week: The Biggest Air Battle of WWII
  • Ashburton Hall, Elizabeth II Court
  • Sunday 7 October
  • 14.00–15.00

James will tell the story behind a vital air battle of February 1944, when the Allies strove to clear the skies over western Europe before D-Day. He will reveal why it was fighters, rather than bombers, that proved the decisive weapon in the strategic air war.


James Holland is a historian, writer and broadcaster. He is currently writing a three-volume history of the Second World War in the west. James has presented and written programmes for the BBC, Channel 4, National Geographic, History and Discovery, and is co-founder of Chalke Valley History Festival.


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