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Damien Lewis: Ungentlemanly Warfare

Tuesday 21 May 2024
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
The Guildhall
£11/£8 (excl. fees)
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The Sunday Times bestselling author and former war correspondent, Damien Lewis, explores the untold stories of five of the most daring escapes pulled off by warriors of the world’s most famous fighting force in the Second World War. Damien’s previous book The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare has been the inspiration for a film of the same name directed by Guy Ritchie coming later this year.


‘Damien Lewis is both a meticulous historian and a born storyteller’ Lee Child

Damien Lewis has established himself as one of the most popular WWII historians, selling several million copies of his books in 40 countries. For decades he worked as a war and conflict reporter for the world’s major broadcasters, reporting from across Africa, South America, the Middle and Far East and winning numerous awards. His books include the World War Two classics The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare, Hunting the Nazi Bomb, SAS Nazi Hunters, SAS Ghost Patrol, SAS Italian Job, SAS Band of Brothers, SAS Brothers in Arms, The Flame of Resistance on Josephine Baker, SAS Great Escapes 1 & 2 SAS Brothers in Arms and SAS Forged in Hell.  Many of his books have been made, or are being made, into movies or TV drama series or adapted as plays for the stage. The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare is coming as a major movie  directed by Guy Ritchie, and distributed by Lionsgate starring Henry Cavill, Alan Ritchson, Henry Golding and Eiza González, amongst others. Please see the link for information to the film here: http://tinyurl.com/3kk6d9ef


Lewis has raised tens of thousands of pounds for charitable concerns connected with his writing.