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Peter Snow and Ann Macmillan on ordinary people who made their mark on wartime history

By: stagedoorscribbler - September 18, 2017

Peter Snow and Ann Macmillan

Husband and wife history team, Peter Snow and Ann Macmillan, are taking War Stories, their fascinating illustrated account of ordinary people swept up by the horror of war to two venues in Devon next week.

In a talk based on their newly published eponymous book they draw  on 30 true stories about men and women who’ve made their mark on wartime history.

It includes such extraordinary tales as the incredible escape of John Bulkeley and a handful of crew from a Royal Navy warship wrecked on the wild coast of Chile and the contemporary 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 best known as a highly respected journalist, author and broadcaster. Ann MacMillan is  the great granddaughter of David Lloyd George who worked for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation until 2013. She was the CBC's managing editor in London for the last thirteen years of her career.

War Stories - with Peter Snow and Ann Macmillan will be at the 

Brewhouse Theatre & Arts Centre in Taunton - on Monday 25th September and The Flavel in Dartmouth - on Tuesday 26th September.