When: 26th March 2014, 7pm – 9pm (doors open 6.30pm)
Where: Churchill War Rooms, Clive Steps, King Charles Street, London SW1A 2AQ
£: Adults £17.50 and concessions £14
What is it?
The Churchill Lecture Series at the Churchill War Rooms continues its programme of exciting talks this spring; exploring Churchill’s early career and his role in the First World War. On 26 March, broadcaster and historian Nick Hewitt will explore Churchill and the Kaiser’s Pirate. The talk will be introduced by acclaimed author and historian Terry Charman.
Hewitt will explore how in 1914 Germany’s new Imperial Navy unleashed a series of raids that threatened Britain’s war effort and challenged the power and prestige of the Royal Navy. As First Lord of the Admiralty, Churchill led the Royal Navy against the German Navy in a year-long battle of wits which stretched across the globe; drawing in ships and men from six empires until the ‘Kaiser’s Pirates’ had been defeated.
Nick Hewitt will be taking part in a book signing at the end of the talk and copies of The Kaiser’s Pirates will be available from the book shop on the night.
Included in the ticket price will be the opportunity to view the Churchill War Rooms after each event. The war rooms were the secret underground headquarters where Winston Churchill and his team directed the course of the Second World War. Visitors can see where the staff lived and worked, see how the decisions made here changed the course of history, and find out about Churchill himself and his role in British history.
More info: www.iwm.org.uk/visits/churchill-war-rooms