Not Just Bullets and Bombs

Not Just Bullets and Bombs
  • The Old Swan Hotel, Harrogate
    The Old Swan Hotel
    Harrogate, UNITED KINGDOM
  • 23/10/2015 02:00 - 23/10/2015 03:00

The Second World War is the last major conflict really to touch this island. We were shaped by it. Our politics and our culture has grown out of its aftermath. In this lively panel chaired by Robert Goddard, four authors, Jason Hewitt, Damien Lewis, Roger Moorhouse and Victor Sebestyen, explore the hidden secrets and unacknowledged repercussions of the war that should have ended all wars.

Victor Sebestyen was born in Budapest and was an infant when his family left Hungary as refugees. As a journalist, he was worked on numerous British newspapers, including The Times and the Daily Mail. He reported widely from Eastern Europe when Communism collapsed in 1989 and covered the war in former Yugoslavia. At the London Evening Standard he was foreign editor, media editor and chief leader writer. He is the author of the acclaimed Twelve Days, which documents the 1956 Hungarian Uprising, Revolution 1989, an account of the fall of the Soviet empire, and 1946: The Making of the Modern World.