Gibraltar Lecture: Kremlin Letters – Stalin’s Wartime Correspondence with Churchill and Roosevelt
Saturday, 13 October 2018
Blenheim Palace, The Gallery
£6.50 - £12.50
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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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