21 Dr Robert Lyman introduced by Professor Ian Beckett – The 2022 Viney Memorial Lecture: What Have We Forgotten about the Forgotten War? – 12.30-1.30pm, Sunday 26 June, The Vinson


Buckingham Literary Festival is honoured to partner with the Buckingham Military Museum Trust to present this year’s lecture in memory of its founder, Major Elliott Viney, DSO. Distinguished military historian Dr Robert Lyman will examine the Burma campaign – the ‘Forgotten War’ – exploring those aspects of the conflict that are not yet fully understood.

Dr Lyman FRHistS is a Research Fellow at the Changing Character of War Centre, Pembroke College, Oxford. Following twenty years in the British army, he publishes widely on the Second World War in Europe, North Africa and Asia. He lectures for the National Army Museum and the Kohima Educational Trust, and speaks regularly at Chalke Valley History Festival. His new book about the Forgotten War is A War of Empires: Japan, India, Burma & Britain 1941-45.

The lecture will be followed by drinks, kindly sponsored by Wilkinson.

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