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The Savage Storm: The Brutal Battle for Italy 1943

James Holland

In this talk, James Holland will be taking a fresh look at the crucial first months of the Italian campaign, explaining why it took place, the wider context in which it was fought and the constraints and prime issues affecting both sides.  He will also be looking at the conditions in which the campaign was fought and what it was like for those involved, whether Allied or German troops or Italian civilians.  As he will explain, the campaign was particularly brutal, the scale of destruction immense, and the trauma for all those caught up in this savage storm, truly terrible.  THE SAVAGE STORM will be an eye-opening talk about the devastating and destructive nature of war in Europe.

James Holland

About the author:

Holland is a historian, writer and broadcaster and the author of a number of bestselling history books, including Battle of Britain, Dam Busters, Normandy ’44 and, most recently, Brothers In Arms. He has also written historical fiction, and presented and written a number of television programmes and series for the BBC, Channel 4, National Geographic, and the History and Discovery channels.  He co-hosts the popular We Have Ways of Making You Talk podcast with Al Murray.

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