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🎧 BRITAIN’S GREATEST BATTLE: IMPHAL AND KOHIMA, 1944

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 General Bill Slim but also for epic heroism and the dogged determination of all those who fought there.

🎧 BURMA VETERAN: ARAKAN, KOHIMA AND BURMA

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 absolutely extraordinary story in which he saw truly terrible things but also witnessed immense courage, tragedy and camaraderie. Here he is in conversation with James Holland.

🎬 Al Murray and James Holland Discuss Sherman Tanks

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.

Claire Mulley in conversation with James Holland

Clare Mulley talks to James Holland about the Women Who Flew For Hitler, the only 2 female test pilots in Nazi Germany.

Annette Gordon-Reed in conversation with James Holland

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.

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VIDEO: Pop-up History – Alex Langlands & James Holland (Hay Making)

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.

POP UP HISTORY TALK: James Rebanks

Pop Up History talk – James Holland talks to James Rebanks about people’s history of landscape and the importance of engaging with the countryside.

CVHF 2017: Pop-up History – James Rebanks from Chalke Valley History Trust on Vimeo.

🎧 Schools Festival Audio: Air Power In The Cold War

Audio from Chalke Valley History Festival for Schools 2017 with James Holland.

History Hub: James Holland Talks To Dan Snow

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.