Top Battle of Britain author Dilip Sarkar will be presenting another fascinating talk when he entertains an online audience on Wednesday 24 February.
Dilip began the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust’s spring series of webinars with a well-received talk entitled Letters from the Few at the end of January. He gave a large online audience a fascinating insight into the lives of men he had come to know well over the years.
His next talk will reflect stories of casualties in the Battle, as told in his book Battle of Britain 1940: The Finest Hour’s Human Cost.
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.
Battle of Britain 1940: The Finest Hour’s Human Cost, takes a broad look at casualties amongst the Few and beyond. It includes tales of civilians and seamen, groundcrew and WAAFs, aircrew who were killed in action during the summer of 1940 without qualifying for the Battle of Britain Clasp to the 1939-45 Star and even a German fighter pilot.
The webinar, which starts at 3pm on Zoom and will be available after the event on the Trust’s YouTube channel, will draw on some of the fascinating tales told in the book. You can sign up to listen to the talk by clicking this link.
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. Authors Christopher Joll and Melody Foreman will also be entertaining audiences on 24 March and 14 April respectively.