September 27, 2023
66 Leavitt Street
Hingham, MA 02043
Hingham Reference: 781-741-1405 ex. 1404
"Britain's War" - A Lecture Series with David Barrett: Part 3 - The Phony War (Aug. 1939 - Apr. 1940)
Wednesday, September 27, 2023
Part 3 of this eight part lecture series covers Poland and its partitioning by Germany and Russia, Britain and France's declaration of war on Germany, and Russia's seizure of Finland. It will also cover the Battle of River Plate, Britain's build up of military forces, and Norway and Denmark's surrender to Germany.
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.