Britain’s War: A New World, 1942-47

Thu 24 Sep

Thursday, 24 September 2020

12.00pm - 1.00pm

Talk | Online Only

Britain’s War: A New World, 1942-47

Gain a fresh understanding of Britain’s role in the Second World War and the ‘peace’ that followed with Professor Daniel Todman.

This event has finished, but you can watch it again online at any time until Sunday, 11 October 2020.

Price: FREE
Britain's War: A New World, 1942-47


To understand how Britain ended up on the winning side of the Second World War, Daniel Todman invites us to look for answers in the second half of the conflict. In his view, the first few years of ‘peace’ - a time of demobilisation, crumbling empires and rising international tensions - are also crucial to our understanding of how Britain was reshaped by the conflict and emerged into a new world.

In this talk, Todman will examine how a relatively small group of leaders were able to exercise great influence over the course of the war in Britain. Many of them, confident of victory, had their eyes on the eventual peace, which they knew would be a tricky one. He will also bring to the fore the voices of ordinary people living through extraordinary times.

Daniel Todman is a Professor in Modern History at Queen Mary, University of London. His book The Great War: Myth and Memory earned him the accolade of Times Young Academic Author of the Year in 2005. He has previously taught at the Royal Military Academy’s Department of War Studies and was the co-editor of Lord Alanbrooke’s bestselling War Diaries.

A copy of Daniel Todman's book Britain’s War: A New World 1942-47 can be purchased as part of a book and ticket offer for this event. Alternatively, copies will be available for purchase via a link on the virtual event page on the day of the event.

Date & time

Thursday, 24 September 2020
12.00pm - 1.00pm


Online Only


Online: FREE

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