Adrian Gilbert’s latest book, Waffen-SS: Hitler’s Army at War, was published in the US by Da Cappo on June 25.
Adrian will be giving a lecture entitled ‘The British Army, the Official History and the Battle of Le Cateau’ at the Prince Consort’s Library, Aldershot on 23rd September.
The August issue of Gramophone magazine includes a feature by Adrian about music in POW camps – particularly the extraordinary Eichstatt Music Festival of 1944, which saw the world premiere of a choral piece by Benjamin Britten. On sale now, priced £4.40.
“Don’t bother running, you’ll only die tired!” Adrian appears as a sniping expert inWeaponology, a series on Discovery Civilisations. Adrian is in the episode, Sniper Rifles, which airs on May 8th and May 19th. www.flashbacktelevision.com
POW is published in paperback, with a new jacket. Publicity includes BBC radio interviews and magazine features (Gramophone, Writers’ Forum). For publicity queries about the paperback, contact Lucy Dixon at John Murray on +44(0)20 7873 6438.
Joint book signing with fellow military historian Lloyd Clark, author of Anzio: The Friction of War (Hodder) at Waterstone’s Berkhamsted, Herts.
Reading/book signing at Metropolitan Books, Exmouth Market, London EC1
Guest speaker at the Savile Club in London, chaired by Prof. M. R. D. Foot. Lecture on how POWs filled their time and attempted to give meaning to their days in captivity. www.savileclub.co.uk
Lunchtime Lecture at the National Army Museum entitled Time on my Hands – leisure, the arts and education in British POW camps in Germany 1939-45. National Army Museum, Royal Hospital Road Chelsea, London SW3.