Parson's Green & Sandford and Sands End Wards invite you to their annual Curry Lunch at 12:30pm on Sunday 3rd December 2023 at Sands End Arts and Community Centre, South Park, London SW6 3EZ.
Historian and author Guy Walters will kindly be joining us for the event, and will be discussing his book:
Guy Walters: "The Real Great Escape"
In his talk, Guy Walters will lift the lid on what really happened in that wood in Silesia back in 1944, when some 80 Allied prisoners-of-war tunnelled out of the notorious Stalag Luft III – of whom fifty would be murdered by the Gestapo, shot in cold blood 'while trying to escape'. Although the bravery and inventiveness of the escapers – and their leader, Squadron Leader Roger Bushell – is rightly commemorated, Guy will explore whether the escape really needed to take place, and indeed, whether the whole thing proved counterproductive to the Allied war effort. Drawing on primary archival sources and from walking the routes of the escapers, Guy will present a fascinating talk.
Guy is an historian, journalist and TV presenter and has written some twelve works of fiction and history that have been translated into many languages. His books include Berlin Games – a history of the 1936 Olympics; Hunting Evil – a comprehensive history of how Nazi war criminals escaped and how they were tracked down (or not); and The Real Great Escape – the subject of his talk, and a revisionist account of the much- celebrated mass breakout. Guy's journalism often appears in the Mail on Sunday and Sunday Times, and he can regularly be seen on television participating in historical documentaries on the likes of Yesterday, Channel 4, Discovery, Channel 5, and National Geographic.
He has commented in the Channel 4 series “Hitler: The Lost Tapes” and in the PBS America series “Hitler’s Circle of Evil”.
Tickets are £40 and include lunch and wine.
Please book your tickets here or through the KBCFC office: 020 8960 8200.