When: Thursday 1st June 2017 at 6 pm (precisely)
Venue: Nordea Bank, 5 Aldermanbury Square, London EC2V 7AZ
The AGM proceedings will be followed by refreshments and a book launch / talk by the author Poul Grooss, a former commander in the Danish Royal Navy and former Defense Attache in London.
In this new book Poul Groos chronicles naval warfare in the Baltic region during WWII and covers such major events as the siege of Leningrad, the Soviet campaign against Sweden in 1942, the three wars in Finland 1939–44, the Soviet liberation of the Baltic states, and the German evacuation of two million people from the East, and the Soviet race westwards in 1945. In his book Groos also explores topics such as Swedish cooperation with Germany, the Germans’ use of the Baltic to train U-boats crews for the battle of the Atlantic, the secret weapons trials in the remote area of Peenmünde, and the RAF mining campaign that reduced the threat of new and revolutionary German submarine technology. He explains how messages from Bletchley Park were the basis for the RAF attacks on German coastal regions. Moreover, Groos provides the political and military context of the war in this theater and he describes details of ships, radar, artillery, mines, and aircraft.
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