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About Nick Llewellyn
Nick writes about history and history-related subjects. He has undertaken a considerable contribution to this site about major British battles during the Second World War. He makes each of them very understandable while providing sufficient information and detail to ensure that they are not too glib. He likes to tell them as a story rather than as string of facts and figures thus providing an insight into the heroism and fortitude of our fore-fathers during one of the most eventful periods in history.
Other articles and blogs written by Nick on other sites are listed below.
Blogs & Articles
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Talks & Presentations
The Man who won the Battle of Britain
The Battle of Britain was one of the most iconic and crucial battles of the war. Find out how an out-gunned, out-manned and out-manoeuvred RAF managed to defeat the Luftwaffe. Also learn about the intrigue and infighting taking place at the top of the RAF which is why today the man who commanded the RAF in the battle has become a forgotten hero.
The Battles at El Alamein
Everybody thinks of General Montgomery’s victory but that was the last of three consecutive battles fought at El Alamein where the British Army, supported by Commonwealth troops, halted Rommel, blunted his attack and finally defeated him. This ended two years of indecisive warfare in the Western Desert and laid the foundations for the British strategy, supported by the Americans, that eventual defeated Hitler.
Politics and Propaganda with British Pirate Radio
Avid fans listening to Britain’s Pirate Radio Stations would have been unaware that these supposedly free enterprise organisations were entwined with Cold War political intrigue. While stations, like Radio London, revolutionised broadcasting in the UK, behind the scenes lay the murky manipulative world of politicians and secret services with their diverse agendas.
Vera Lynn – Why She was the Forces’ Sweetheart
Vera Lynn’s enduring legacy is the songs that she sung during the Second World War but she was much more important to the war effort that just a singer. Find out how she became known as the Forces’ Sweetheart and why her songs & her recordings, together with her radio show called Sincerely Yours, became the most popular for that generation.