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Peter snow
Peter Snow
Ann-mcmillan
Ann Macmillan

War Stories: Gripping Tales of Courage, Cunning and Compassion

Peter Snow and Ann Macmillan

Saturday, 14 October 2017

2:00pm

1 hour

Blenheim Palace, The Gallery

£6 - £12

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The husband and wife broadcasting team of Peter Snow and Ann Macmillan introduce their new book of stories of ordinary men and women who rose to the challenge of war with acts of great courage and humanity.

Snow and Macmillan have gathered the stories of 34 individuals – many previously untold – spanning four centuries and four continents. They range from the courage of Edward Seagar, who survived the Charge of the Light Brigade, to the cunning of World War II spy Krystyna Skarbek, and the compassion of Magdalene de Lancey who nursed her dying husband at Waterloo.

Snow is a renowned journalist, author and broadcaster. He presented BBC Newsnight between 1980 and 1997 and is a key figure in BBC election coverage. He has presented BBC battlefield documentaries with his son Dan and is author of several books including To War with Wellington and When Britain Burned the White House.

Macmillan, the great granddaughter of David Lloyd George, was born in Wales but grew up in Canada where she worked for major broadcasters. She moved to the UK in 1976 and worked for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation until 2013, including 13 years as managing editor.

History

Blenheim Palace Town and Country Harper’s Bazaar HSBC Global banking partners Desmond and Fiona Heyward Lady Hatch Jill Dunsmore Italian Cultural Institute Owen Mumford Schools programme partner HM Government of Gibraltar Sponsor of festival green room Gibunco Group Hedges Law Lawyers to the festival Seabourn Luxury Cruises Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller European Commission The Oxford Times Regional media partner Bear Ram Elk Digital Strategy and Web Design Eynsham Hall Floris of London Oxford Cultural Collective Macdonald Bear Hotel Festival hotel Princeton University Press Prestige publishing partner Lord’s Taverners Festival sports charity partner The Sloane Club Literary Review Liaison Financial Services OX magazine K T Bruce Photography Save the Children Bookshop Experience Oxfordshire Wake up to Woodstock
 

Blenheim Palace Festival of Literature Film & Music 2018 partners & sponsors

Blenheim Palace Town and Country Harper’s Bazaar HSBC Global banking partners Desmond and Fiona Heyward Lady Hatch Jill Dunsmore Italian Cultural Institute Owen Mumford Schools programme partner HM Government of Gibraltar Sponsor of festival green room Gibunco Group Hedges Law Lawyers to the festival Seabourn Luxury Cruises Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller European Commission The Oxford Times Regional media partner Bear Ram Elk Digital Strategy and Web Design Eynsham Hall Floris of London Oxford Cultural Collective Macdonald Bear Hotel Festival hotel Princeton University Press Prestige publishing partner Lord’s Taverners Festival sports charity partner The Sloane Club Literary Review Liaison Financial Services OX magazine K T Bruce Photography Save the Children Bookshop Experience Oxfordshire Wake up to Woodstock