Friday 7th July in the Main Marquee 14.00 – 15.00
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The argument of this talk will be as follows: The Allies won the Second World War because they converted economic resource into effective fighting power and the morality of the Allies’ cause galvanised their citizens’ will to win. They were also better at applying new technology, as the nuclear destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki demonstrated in August 1945, forcing Japan to surrender. It was thought in gaining Air superiority that economic resource was most fruitfully employed. In the Atlantic it was air power that ultimately eliminated the U-Boat threat and made the sea crossing safe for men and supplies. It also paved the way for D-Day and the Normandy landings which finally sealed the fate of the Third Reich.
Andrew Crozier studied History with special reference to the History of Africa at Queen Mary College and the School of Oriental and African Studies. He followed this by studying International History at The London School of Economics and Political Science under Donald Cameron Watt where he obtained the degrees of Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy. After teaching at the University College of North Wales and Queen Mary College, he now teaches at New York University in London, where he specialises in the History of Post-War Europe. He is currently trying to write a book on that subject and a biography of Neville Chamberlain.