October 4, 2023
66 Leavitt Street
Hingham, MA 02043
Hingham Reference: 781-741-1405 ex. 1404
"Britain's War" - A Lecture Series with David Barrett: Part 4 - The Fall of Europe (Aug. 1939 - Jun. 1940)
Wednesday, October 4, 2023
Part 4 of this eight part lecture series covers Churchill's election as British Prime Minister and the German invasion of France, Holland and Belgium. It will cover the evacuation of Allied troops from Dunkirk and the formation of the “Home Guard” in Britain as the island nation prepared for invasion.
David Barrett was born in London, England just before WWII began in 1939. He and his mother endured the nightly bombing of the city during The Blitz before being evacuated to Coventry in the English Midlands. Shortly after, Coventry became the target of Nazi bombing raids forcing Barrett and his mother to return to London. His father served in the British Army during the war and David would go on to be conscripted into the RAF at age 19.
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David went on to study chemistry at Thames Valley University and would eventually start his own pharmaceutical and medical device company in Boston. He recently retired and settled in Hingham with his wife Deirdre.