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Churchill’s Secret Army in East Devon (E Devon Branch)

Fri. 12 January 2024 at 2:30 pm

£3 – £4

A talk by Andrew Chatterton.

Mention the army in Britain in 1940 and people instantly think of Dad’s Army. The truth is very different. Highly secret civilian groups were set up to cause as much chaos as possible to potential German invaders. These volunteers, both men and women in spy roles and trained in guerilla and sabotage activities, knew that this was a suicide role with a low life expectancy.

Photo courtesy of Andrew Chatterton

Come and hear Andrew Chatterton, author of Britain’s Secret Defences, describe how these Auxiliary Units and Special Duties Branches operated, with special attention to the groups operating in East Devon.

DA members £3, non-members £4, by card (preferred) or cash at the door.

Details

Date:
Fri. 12 January 2024
Time:
2:30 pm
Cost:
£3 – £4
Event Categories:
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Organiser

East Devon Branch
Email:
eastdevon@devonassoc.org.uk

Venue

Manor Pavilion Theatre
Manor Road
Sidmouth, Devon EX10 8RP
Website:
https://www.manorpavilion.com/