Another impressive online audience enjoyed a second fascinating talk by Dilip Sarkar MBE when he presented a webinar based on his book Battle of Britain 1940: The Finest Hour’s Human Cost on Wednesday.
Almost 200 people signed up to the talk, which took a broad look at those who lost their lives during the conflict, including ground crew, civilians and RAF aircrew who missed being named amongst the Few because their death in action fell outside the agreed Battle dates of 10 July to 31 October.
Dilip a well-respected, best-selling author of books on a variety of topics, including the Battle of Britain, pointed out that while the focus of remembrance tended to be the Few themselves, those killed during the Battle in 1940 went far beyond their ranks.
It was Dilip’s second webinar for the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust after he began the spring series with a well-received talk entitled Letters from the Few at the end of January, giving another large online audience a fascinating insight into the lives of airmen he had come to know over the years.
Dilip, who was made an MBE for services to aviation history in 2003 and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society in 2006, has written around 40 books on the Battle of Britain and related subjects, with more in the pipeline.
The Trust’s exclusive series of webinars will continue on Wednesday 10 March with a talk by historian, broadcaster and writer Paul Beaver on The Forgotten Few of the Fleet Air Arm. He will be followed by Author Christopher Joll, who will be entertaining an online audience on 24 March.
The webinar, along with a huge amount of other interesting footage, is now available on the Trust’s YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/c/battleofbritainmemorial
To sign up for Paul Beaver’s webinar on Wednesday 10 March, follow this link: http://ow.ly/ql1k50DBwQM
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