Henry Hemming examines one of the most extraordinary stories of a propaganda campaign: the covert British operation to manipulate American public opinion and bring America into WWII. Those campaigning against America’s entry into the war had many theories about who or what was behind this shift in public opinion. Hemming, one of our favourite historians, returns to Bridlit to reveal the truth, and a truth that involves his own grandparents who worked for William Stephenson – Our Man in New York. From establishing a forgery hothouse and seeding false information about Nazi plans and plots, Stephenson’s office masterminded an operation of daring brilliance. This contributed to the founding and early operations of what is now the CIA.
|When: Wednesday 6th November 2019 @ 10.00 am|
|Where: The Bull Ballroom, 34 South St, Bridport, DT6 3LF|
|Sponsor: John and Sue Bradberry|