Leo McKinstry  Attlee and Churchill - Allies in War, Adversaries in Peace

Throughout history there have been many long-running rivalries between party leaders, but never a connection like that between Churchill and Attlee. Brought together in the epoch-making circumstances of the Second World War, they forged a partnership that transcended party lines for five years.

If Churchill was the giant of the war, Attlee was the hero of the peace. In a sense they represented the best of the English character: Churchill the martial spirit and courageous determination; Attlee decency, stoicism, fair play and an aversion to show.

Leo McKinstry will discuss his ground-breaking book in conversation with DLF co founder and director, Paul Atterbury, revealing a host of new insights into two of the most compelling leaders of the mid-twentieth century, and a gripping narrative of one of the most dramatic and inspiring eras in modern British history.

Leo McKinstry is a first class historian of the Second World War and author of the bestselling Spitfire and Hurricane. He writes regularly for the Daily Mail, Sunday Telegraph and Spectator. Born in Belfast he was educated in Ireland and at Cambridge University.

Listing Details

Thursday 17th October, 10.30am

Venue

Town Hall, High East Street

Ticket Prices

Adults: £10.00

Booking

Tickets will be on sale from 26th August.

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