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  • Writer's pictureWilliam Tyler

Synopses for JW3 zoom classes on Thursday 29th October

Morning: From North Africa to Italy

Why North Africa?

A mobile war

The two Generals: Rommel and Montgomery

Keith Douglas - Soldier and Poet: One Man's War

Casablanca Conference sets route to the future

Invasion of Sicily and Italy

Churchill meets Eisenhower in Algiers

A personal story: Alison Uttley

Tough fighting in Italy

1945: Churchill proved right

Murder of Mussolini

Some more books

The Second World War by Antony Beevor

Alamein to Zem Zem by Keith Douglas

Complete Poems by Keith Douglas

Afternoon: Charles James Fox and Edmund Burke

Recap of first two talks

The Tories out of power, 1715-1768

The Electorate

The very fluid party 'system'

Charles James Fox : His life

Key events; American Revolution, Gordon Riots, Regency Crisis (so nearly PM),

French Revolution, A Nearly Man

Edmund Burke: His life

Key events: Family, American Revolution, French Revolution, Legacy, 'The Visionary

who invented Modern Politics', Margaret Thatcher

Some More Books

A History of Britain, 1603-1776 by Simon Schama

William Pitt the Younger by William Hague

The Path to Power by Margaret Thatcher

Charles James Fox by LG Mitchell

Edmund Burke by Jesse Norman

NB Many of Burke's own publications are available from Amazon

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