Recording from Chalke Valley History Festival 2017. James Holland looks at one of the most iconic moments in Britain’s history. He examines the background to the German attack on the West in May 1940, challenging many of our deeply held perceptions, and explaining why the British evacuation of Dunkirk was, and remains, such a significant […]
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Audio from Chalke Valley History Festival 2018. This epic battle was voted Britain’s Greatest Battle in a poll by the National Army Museum, yet few know or understand why this brutal but decisive engagement was so significant. As James Holland reveals in this talk, it deserves greater recognition not just for the extraordinary leadership of […]
Recorded at Chalke Valley History Festival 2018 Robin Rowland was an officer in Slim’s Fourteenth Army, fighting at the Battle of the Admin Box – the first significant victory against the Japanese – and then at the hell of Kohima and on through the final battles at Meiktila in Burma in 1945. His is an […]
Here’s James Holland chatting to Al Murray at #CVHF 2018 Al Murray and James Holland – Sherman Tank from Chalke Valley History Trust on Vimeo.
Coming up at CVHF on Saturday from Chalke Valley History Trust on Vimeo.
Clare Mulley talks to James Holland about the Women Who Flew For Hitler, the only 2 female test pilots in Nazi Germany.
Here’s Pulitzer Prize-winning author and Harvard Professor, Annette Gordon-Reed Annette Gordon-Reed talking to James Holland about Thomas Jefferson whose actions and ideas — more than those of any of the other Founding Fathers —still divide Americans two centuries later. Annette Gordon-Reed in conversation with James Holland from Chalke Valley History Trust on Vimeo.
In this Pop Up History talk from CVHF 2017, Alex Langlands talks to James Holland about hay making pre-mechanisation. CVHF 2017: Pop-up History – Alex Langlands & James Holland (Hay Making) from Chalke Valley History Trust on Vimeo.
Audio from Chalke Valley History Festival for Schools 2017 with James Holland.
Dan talks to James about his current work, his love of sharing history knowledge via the internet and his career highlights. History Hub: James Holland talks to Dan Snow from Chalke Valley History Trust on Vimeo.