Paddy Ashdown - Nein! Standing up to Hitler, 1935–1944

7:30pm - 8:30pm - Tuesday 23 October


In his last days, Adolf Hitler raged in his bunker that he had been betrayed by his own people, defeated from the inside. In part, he was right.

In Nein! Paddy Ashdown, former Leader of the Liberal Democrats, Royal Marine and intelligence officer, tells (for the first time) the story of those at the very top of Hitler’s Germany who used every means possible – conspiracy, assassination, espionage - to prevent the Second World War and then to deny Hitler victory.

Based on newly released files, the repeated attempts of the plotters to warn the Allies about Hitler’s plans are revealed. The European Union we have today, and the central position of Germany within it, is the future envisaged by these plotters, for which they gave their lives.

The event will consist of a 45 minute talk followed by a 15 minute question and answer session. There will also be a book signing after the event.

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31 May – 8 June 2019

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