It really is a huge pleasure to welcome Antony Beevor back to Ely. Our foremost military historian, Antony’s previous works include Stalingrad, Berlin, and D-Day. Now he examines the most earth-shattering of modern European conflicts in a magisterial new work, The Second World War. With his usual sharp-eyed gaze and concise, intelligent prose, Antony considers the causes, events and ramifications of World War Two in a stunning single-volume history. This promises to be a fascinating and eye-opening evening.