Join one of the UK’s most respected military commentators, General The Lord Dannatt GCB MC DL, and highly-regarded and talented military historian, Robert Lyman, as they discuss their new book, Victory to Defeat: The British Army 1918-40. 

A compelling history of the decline of an army from the triumph of victory in 1918 to defeat in 1940 and why this happened, the book offers a captivating history and illustrates war and inter-war years of the early twentieth century. 

This event is for amateur historians and those with a keen interest in the military and World Wars. The event includes a drink on arrival as well as a copy of the book in hardback. You’ll enjoy a discussion between the two authors followed by a Q&A session with the audience and a chance to have your copy of the book signed. 

About the authors

General The Lord Dannatt GCB CBE MC DL is one of the UK's most respected military commentators, frequently appearing on television and radio and in newsprint, most recently on the Russian invasion of Ukraine and its implications for the West. As Chief of the General Staff his leadership and example were critical in shaping the debate about the role of tbe professional army in modern warfare. He entered the House of Lords as a Crossbencher in 2011.

Robert Lyman is regarded as one of Britain's most talented military historians, with over 20 bestselling works of history published and numerous television appearances. He spent over 20 years in the British Army and is an elected Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.