That was the dilemma facing millions of people all across Europe during the Second World War. Historian Dr Halik Kochanski’s acclaimed new book looks at the different forms taken by the Resistance during that terrible conflict. She’ll be talking at the BRLSI on Monday May 23rd at 7.30pm (tickets via this link: Her research challenges common assumptions about the men and women who resisted German occupation. It re-examines, among others, the role of passive resistance; the part played by Britain’s SOE (Special Operations Executive) and the crucial intelligence provided by Resistance operatives (who were the first to send news to London about Germany’s terrifying V1 ad V2 rocket weapons).
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