Synopses for this Thursday's (26th Nov) JW3 zoom classes
Morning: the War at Sea
We shall concentrate on the role played by the Royal Navy,
Prelude 1930 London Naval Conference
Norway: Lessons not learned
Some of the major capital ships sunk on both sides
Would the Royal Navy have prevented a German invasion if we had lost the Battle of Britain?
Sinking of the French Fleet at Mers el Kebir
Battle of the Atlantic
Battle of the Mediterranean
World War II at Sea; A Global History by Craig Symonds
Afternoon: Gaitskell and Foot
Two more Labour nearly men. One, Gaitskell, halted in mid stride by death, and one, Foot, failed with 'the longest suicide note in history'.
Whilst looking at Gaitskell we shall look at, amongst other things The Matrimonial Causes Act, 1937, and at his bitter rivalry with Aneurin Bevan.
Whilst looking at Foot we shall explore the birth of the SDP and the odd General Election of 1983.
The Prime Minister [Wilson to Johnson] by Steve Richards
Gaitskell by Brian Brivati
Michael Foot by Kenneth Morgan