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Churchill, Attlee and the Generals

Last updated: 22 December 2016

Roger Hermiston

19 January 2017, 7.00pm

Roger Hermiston will tell the story of the political and military leaders who steered Britain through its darkest hour, showing how they helped to win the Second World War. He’ll explore how Clement Attlee, Anthony Eden, Ernest Bevin and, above all, Winston Churchill mobilised the country for war and plotted its course with generals and admirals such as Brooke, Montgomery, Alexander and Mountbatten.

With strong personalities placed in an atmosphere of constant tension, relationships between the service chiefs and the war cabinet were never going to be easy. Roger Hermiston’s talk will evoke memories of the lively debates that took place in the cabinet room at 10 Downing Street and in the corridors of Whitehall.

Roger Hermiston is a writer and journalist. He’ll be signing copies of his latest book ‘All Behind You, Winston’ which will be on sale following the event.


Army & Navy Club
36-39 Pall Mall
London, SW1Y 5JN
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Places are available for £10 and can be booked online or by telephone: 020 7730 0717.


SOFNAM, Students, Military and Senior places are available for £7.50. Proof of ID is required. Concessions can only be booked by telephone: 020 7730 0717.

Dinner & Talk:

The Army & Navy Club offers a two-course dinner in their Coffee Room fine dining restaurant before each talk. Combined 'Dinner & Talk' bookings can only be made by telephone: 020 7730 0717.

  • £32.50 - Standard
  • £30.00 - Concessions

Please note that formal attire is required when dining - a collar, tie and jacket for gentlemen and a tailored suit or dress and jacket for ladies.

Dress code

The dress code for the Army & Navy Club is smart. Ripped jeans, sportswear and flip-flops are not permitted and entry will be refused with no refund.

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