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Date and time
Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 18:00
Address
Guildhall
Frankwell Quay
Shrewsbury
Shropshire
SY3 8HQ
United Kingdom

About the Event

With Dr Jonathan Worton

An unintended outcome of the popular nostalgic BBC TV series Dad’s Army has been to shape the view that in 1940 British military preparations for the expected invasion by German forces were at the best amateurish, at the worst bungling.

In fact, from that summer onward huge swathes of the coastal and inland landscape of the British Isles was rapidly prepared as a battleground in waiting, involving the design and construction of a sophisticated network of fortifications built on an unprecedented scale.

Eighty years on, History Lecturer Dr Jonathan Worton re-considers the organisation and infrastructure of Britain’s 1940 anti-invasion defences, drawing on examples from the Shropshire region.

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Guildhall
Frankwell Quay
Shrewsbury
Shropshire
SY3 8HQ
United Kingdom