The Anglo-Danish Society

Literary talk : Special Forces Hero : 19th May at 6pm

Danish author Thomas Harder talks about his latest book, Special Forces Hero – Anders Lassen VC, MC

Online event Wednesday 19th May at 6 pm

Until the German occupation of Denmark in April 1940 nineteen-year-old Anders Lassen had no interest in the War. Yet over the next five years he became a Special Forces legend winning the Military Cross three times. In April 1945, now a major aged 24, Lassen was killed in action at Lake Comacchio in Northern Italy, where his gallantry earned him a posthumous Victoria Cross.

In addition to telling Lassen’s story and discussing his wide-ranging research, Thomas will talk about the birth of the British special forces, the war in the Eastern Mediterranean and Greece, and how the actions of a very small group of men on the periphery of the ”real” war were actually an integral part of much larger schemes.

The session will be moderated by Wayne Harber, OBE K

This event is hosted by the Danish - UK Association.

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