Bakewell and District Probus Club

Forthcoming Talks

Date Title Notes
18th June 2019 8East - If the Cold War had become Hot This talk by Club member Malcolm Young will be a summary of the procedures by which the RAF would have reacted to the commencement of hostilities during the Cold War. It is pertinent from an historical perspective but also, given the current cooling of east west relations and Putin’s provocations, we may need to be prepared for something similar.
2nd July 2019 Britain and Germany: The War at Sea 1914-1918 Part I This illustrated talk by Club member Peter Stubbs will cover the run up to the outbreak of war and the early naval exchanges ending with the battle of the Falkland Islands. This resulted in Britain re-establishing her control over the seas throughout the world save for the Western Approaches and North Sea where the German challenge still had to be contained and defeated.
16th July 2019 Britain and Germany: The War at Sea 1914-1918 Part II In this, the second part of his talk, Club member Peter Stubbs will discuss the development of mines and the U-boat, and the U-boat war which eventually led to the United States declaring war on Germany. He will cover the battles of Dogger Bank and Jutland, the embarrassment of the unchallenged bombardment of English coastal towns by Admiral Hipper, the naval blockade of Germany, and its eventual defeat with the humiliating surrender of the German High Seas Fleet to the British Navy.


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