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Husband and wife historians Peter Snow and Ann Macmillan explore amazing war stories

By: stagedoorscribbler - October 16, 2017

Husband and wife historians Peter Snow and Ann Macmillan

Husband and wife history team, veteran journalist and broadcaster and election results  analyst Peter Snow and his wife Ann Macmillan take War Stories to the Ludlow Assembly Rooms on Saturday (21st October).

This fascinating illustrated account of ordinary people swept up by the horror of war is based on their recently published book of the same name.

Their talk draws on 30 true stories about men and women who’ve made their mark on wartime history from the incredible escape of John Bukleley and a handful of the crew of a Royal Navy warship wrecked on the wild coast of Chile – up to today’s horrifying ordeal of a Syrian refugee and his family nearly drowned during their escape to Greece. 

These stories are the stuff that legends are built upon, stories of the men and women who have pushed the barriers of bravery, suffering and sheer terror beyond the imaginable. 

*Peter Snow is a former  Diplomatic and Defence Correspondent  for ITN and one-time presenter of BBC's Newsnight.  Form many years he was king of the swingometer on election nights, and is also a renowned military historian.

Ann MacMillan was born in Wales, the great granddaughter of David Lloyd George, and grew up in Canada. She worked for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and was the CBC's managing editor in London.

Their son is the well known historian and documentary maker Dan Snow.

War Stories - with Peter Snow and Ann Macmillan is at the Ludlow Assembly Rooms on Saturday (21st October).For more information go to