CVHF presents The Bomber Crew

We had the privilege of having a complete 7-man crew who made up the different roles on a Lancaster bomber during the Second World War at CVHF this year. George ‘Johnnie’ Johnson, Jo Lancaster, Frank Tilley, Hal Gardner, John de Hoop, Dave Fellowes, Steve Bethell were in discussion with Paul Beaver.

It was the chance to hear what it was like to fly over Nazi-occupied Europe, whether pilot, bomb- aimer, navigator, flight engineer, tail-gunner, radio operator or mid-upper gunner – and from men whose combined experience amounted to over 150 operations.

CVHF presents The Bomber Crew from Chalke Valley History Trust on Vimeo.

BBC South Today visits the Festival

Rowland White interview

Aviation expert Rowland White tells us about the changing face of space exploration and, closer to home, the fantastic air displays here at the festival.

Rowland White from Chalke Valley History Trust on Vimeo.

Greg Jenner interview

Here’s Greg Jenner, Historical Consultant to CBBC’s multi-award winning Horrible Histories talking to us about the Festival how they transformed the Horrible History books into the TV series.

Greg Jenner from Chalke Valley History Trust on Vimeo.

Neil Oliver interview

Neil Oliver talks to us about his book, Amazing Tales for Making Men out of Boys and what makes our Festival so special.

Neil Oliver from Chalke Valley History Trust on Vimeo.

Dan Jones Interview

Journalist, broadcaster and historian Dan Jones chats to us about the changing face of history and answers the big question – was Richard III really the villain Shakespeare created, or was he misunderstood?

Dan Jones from Chalke Valley History Trust on Vimeo.

Kate Mosse

International bestselling novelist, Kate Mosse OBE, talks to us about writing Historical Fiction and what inspires her to write.

Kate Mosse from Chalke Valley History Trust on Vimeo.

James Daunt, Managing Director, Waterstones

James Daunt gives us about his first impressions of Chalke Valley History Festival and talks about the future of book selling.

James Daunt from Chalke Valley History Trust on Vimeo.

Sir Ranulph Fiennes interview

Sir Ranulph Fiennes gave a talk on Agincourt this week, to coincide with the 600th anniversary of the 1415 battle. From the days of William the Conqueror to nearly 400 years later, there was a member of the Fiennes family at the elbow of those who led the English and French armies. Here he is talking to us about his ancestors and how reading all their letters had inspired him to write his book, Agincourt.

Sir Ranulph Fiennes from Chalke Valley History Trust on Vimeo.