Belfast Book Festival 2018:
Anatomy Of A Campaign: The British Fiasco In
Date: Wednesday 06 June 2018
Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Venue: Northern Ireland War Memorial
21 Talbot Street, Belfast, BT1 2LD
Price: £6 | £4
The British campaign in Norway in 1940 was an ignominious and abject failure. It is perhaps best known as the fiasco which directly led to the fall of Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain and his replacement by Winston Churchill. But what were the reasons for failure? Why did the decision makers, including Churchill, make such poor decisions and exercise such bad judgement? What other factors played a part?
Join John Kiszely as he draws on his own experience of working at all levels in the military to assess the campaign as a whole, its context and evolution from strategic failures, intelligence blunders and German air superiority to the performance of the troops and the serious errors of judgement by those responsible for the higher direction of the war.
The result helps us to understand not only the outcome of the Norwegian campaign but also why more recent military campaigns have found success so elusive.
Tickets can be purchased using the link: https://www.belfastbookfestival.com/whats-on/anatomy-of-a-campaign-the-british-fiasco-in-norway-1940
Visit the Northern Ireland War Memorial to learn about the RAF in the Second World War. Climb inside the cockpit of a full-size replica Spitfire. Explore the aircraft and imagine what it would have been like to fly a Spitfire during the Second World War. Dress up in real RAF and WAAF uniforms and have your photograph taken. This is a family event with craft activities suitable for all ages.
Kindly supported by the Ulster Aviation Society.
Read about this and other RAF 100 events at https://www.raf.mod.uk/raf100/whats-on/speed-that-spitfire/
On 11th November 2018, the United Kingdom and its friends overseas will mark the day 100 years ago when the guns fell silent at the end of the First World War.
Battle’s Over – A Nation’s Tribute is a series of commemorative events that already has over 800 councils, communities and organisations involved.
To find your local event or for more information on the series of commemorations and on how you can take part please see the below document.