BMMHS Zoom Afternoon Talk: Battle of the Bulge

Battle of the Bulge

Speaker: Peter Caddick-Adams

BZT Afternoon 7th Dec 2021

Tuesday 7th December 2021; 2:00pm

Battle of the Bulge

‘The Battle of the Bulge’, the battle for the Ardennes 16 December 1944 to 25 January 1945. This is an utterly fascinating five weeks when for a time it looked like Hitler had outflanked the allied armies pushing toward the Rhine and might just throw them back to the Normandy beaches. It is also the context for the catastrophic events at Bastogne depicted so graphically in Band of Brothers.

sniper bulge
THE BRITISH ARMY IN NORTH-WEST EUROPE 1944-1945 (B 13676) A 6th Airborne Division sniper on patrol in the Ardennes, wearing a snow camouflage suit, 14 January 1945. Copyright: © IWM. Original Source: http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205202991

About the speaker: Peter Caddick-Adams

Peter Caddick–Adams was born in London in 1960 and educated at Shrewsbury School, Sandhurst and Wolverhampton University, where he gained First Class Honours in War Studies; he received his PhD from Cranfield University. He worked in the House of Commons, then taught at Oxford and Birmingham Universities before being appointed Lecturer in Military and Security Studies at the UK Defence Academy in 1998, and Lecturer in Air Power Studies at RAF Halton since 2012.

Concurrently, he pursued a second career in the UK Regular and Reserve Forces, was commissioned in 1979 and joined the Reserves in 1985. He has extensive experience of various war zones, including the Balkans, Iraq and Afghanistan. During 1996–7 he was the official NATO Historian in Bosnia, based in Sarajevo, and was also the UK Historian during the Iraq War of 2003, based in Qatar and Iraq, and has written extensively on the campaigns he witnessed, including Afghanistan. 

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