An evening with Sir Max Hastings
Tuesday 24 September, 6 for 6.30 – 8.30pm
The Pantry Restaurant, floor 3
Chastise: The Dam Busters Story 1943 is the brand new history of the Dambusters raid from best-selling and critically acclaimed military historian, Max Hastings. Join us for an evening with this celebrated author as he discusses his major new work on a legendary and dramatic episode in British History.
Operation Chastise, the destruction of the Mohne and Eder dams in north-west Germany by the RAF’s 617 Squadron on the night of 16/17 May 1943, was an epic that has passed into Britain’s national legend.
Chastise: The Dam Busters Story 1943 is a dramatic retake on familiar history by a master of the art. Hastings sets the Dams Raid in the big picture of the bomber offensive and of the Second World War, with moving portraits of the young airmen, so many of whom died and superb narrative of the action of one of the most extraordinary episodes in British history.
About Max Hastings:
Sir Max Hastings is the celebrated author of twenty-six history books, most recently Vietnam: An Epic History of a Tragic War. Between 1986 and 2002 served as editor-in-chief of the Daily Telegraph, then editor of the Evening Standard. He has won many prizes both for journalism and his books, of which the most recent are All Hell Let Loose, Catastrophe and The Secret War, best-sellers translated around the world. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, an Honorary Fellow of King’s College, London and was knighted in 2002. He lives in West Berkshire.