Military History Lecture - The Lords of War: Supreme Leadership from Lincoln to Churchill

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A lecture by Correlli Barnett CBE FRSL FRHistS FRSA, historian and writer.


In his lecture, Correlli Barnett will examine the strengths and weaknesses of selected leaders in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, the difficulties they faced, how they performed and what they achieved. From Napoleon Bonaparte's realisation that to succeed he had to feed his army with success, almost regardless of the strategic consequences; through Lincoln's struggle to find a General with whom he could do business and on to Churchill's determination to achieve victory at all cost. This lecture is a grand march through the nineteenth and twentieth century experiences of war in all its energy and ferocity.

Correlli Barnett CBE FRSL FRHistS FRSA is one of Britain's best known historians. A Fellow of both the Royal Society of Literature and the Royal Historical Society, he was Keeper of the Churchill Archives Centre at Churchill College, Cambridge and has written many acclaimed books. These include: The Desert Generals, which challenged the myth of Montgomery and El Alamein, biographies of Marlborough and Bonaparte and the classic Engage the Enemy More Closely: The Royal Navy in the Second World War.

Correlli Barnett will be on hand to sign copies of his latest book, 'The Lords of War: Supreme Command from Lincoln to Churchill' (Praetorian Press: October 2012), which will be on sale.



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