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David Reynolds

Gibraltar Lecture: Kremlin Letters – Stalin’s Wartime Correspondence with Churchill and Roosevelt

David Reynolds

Saturday, 13 October 2018

2:00pm

1 hour

Blenheim Palace, The Gallery

£6.50 - £12.50

Award-winning historian, broadcaster and writer Professor David Reynolds reveals what the messages between Stalin, Churchill and Roosevelt say about the relationship between them and the machinations that went on behind the scenes.

Reynolds co-operated with leading Russian academic Vladimir Pechatnov on the research and writing of a new account of the dynamics between the big three allied leaders. They had access to previously unavailable documents. Stalin exchanged more than 600 messages with Churchill and Roosevelt. The messages expose the limits of their alliance and the issues and egos that set the stage for the Cold War.

Reynolds is professor of international history at Cambridge University and won the Wolfson Prize for history in 2004. He is author of 11 books and has made 13 documentaries for the BBC on 20th-century history including Long Shadow, a three-part series about the legacy of the 1914-18 war, World War Two: 1941 and the Man of Steel, World War Two: 1942 and Hitler’s Soft Underbelly and World War Two: 1945 and the Wheelchair President.

The Gibraltar Lecture is devoted each year to matters of major cultural, historical or international importance at the invitation of Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar.

The 2014 Gibraltar Lecture was given by Lord Carey. The 2015 Gibraltar Lecture was given by Professor Andrew Lambert. The 2017 Gibraltar Lecture was given by Lord Melvyn Bragg.

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Blenheim Palace HSBC In partnership with HSBC Desmond and Fiona Heyward Lady Hatch Jill Dunsmore Mary and Cecil Quillen 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 Schools and colleges programme 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 Feathers Hotel The King’s Arms The Sloane Club Literary Review Liaison Financial Services OX magazine K T Bruce Photography Save the Children Bookshop Experience Oxfordshire Wake up to Woodstock