Multimedia Presentations, Talks, Seminars and Study Days

.....for schools, clubs, societies, museums etc

****Prices begin at only £39.00****

C20 Studies will bring multimedia talks, seminars and study days to any location in Mainland Britain.

We offer sessions:

* On virtually any World War II or Cold War topic

* To suit any ages from 10 upwards, using approaches ranging from imaginative to highly academic

* To schools, colleges, clubs, societies, museums and many other organisations

* Using sound, images and video

* 'Off the peg' or tailored to your individual needs

For details, or to discuss your requirements please ring

01354 688119

07757 310455

or e-mail

c20studies@tiscali.co.uk

Some details:

1) Multimedia talks available at short notice (including music and contemporary video footage

D-Day & the Normandy Aftermath                         30 minutes

D-Day & the Normandy Aftermath                         60 minutes

The build-up to D-Day, the plans for the invasion, the landings, the campaign in the Bocage, the aftermath

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Operation Market Garden                                             60 minutes

Operation Market Garden                                    30 minutes

Montgomery’s attempt to end the war quickly in late 1944, intentions, plans, the failure of the attempt, the aftermath

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Turning Points of World War II                                40 minutes

A detailed account of the Battle of Britain and the Battle for Stalingrad

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Early Nuclear Crises                                                       60 minutes

Revealing some lesser-known facts about how close the World came to nuclear conflict in the early Cold War—includes the Korean War, the Suez Crisis, crises in Berlin

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The Cuban Missile Crisis                                              60 minutes

The Cuban Missile Crisis                                              90 minutes

Revealing some recently-disclosed information demonstrating that the Crisis was even more dangerous than was believed at the time, and how the Crisis actually continued for three months rather than the usually-believed 13 days

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Berlin—Divided City                                                     60 minutes

A detailed look at the Berlin Airlift, the disastrous superpower summits, the Berlin crises and the role of Berlin in the Cold War itself

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“The Third World War, 1983”                                 60 minutes

How the world came even closer to world war in 1983 than in the Cuban missile Crisis—the unknown facts revealed

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Nuclear Protest in the UK, 1945-1991                60 minutes

A look at the ebb and flow of the protest movements, including nuclear testing, CND, Vietnam protests, Cruise missiles and the Greenham women

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UK Cold War Culture                                                   30 minutes

A creative look at the UK at the start of the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962: socially, militarily and politically

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2) Original Video

Turning Points of World War II                                 25 minutes

A general survey of the major turning points of the entire war

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An Introduction to the Cold War                               10 minutes

A creative combination of images, footage and sound to introduce wider discussion

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The Royal Observer Corps—Requiem                       22 minutes

Tracing the development and role of the ROC, its early history, its aircraft-reporting role in World War II and its nuclear-reporting and monitoring role in the Cold War

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3) Multimedia talks on Other Topics

On virtually any other World War II, Cold War or more general modern history topic--by prior negotiation

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4) Study Days/Seminars

Whole or half-days, talks, seminars or events—by prior negotiation

Scenes from recent presentations..........

The Cuban Missile Crisis   (Cold War Operations Room, Air Defence Radar Museum, Norfolk)                               

 (image (c) RAF ADRM)

                                                          

War & Peace Show, Kent:

2009: D-Day & Normandy and Operation Market Garden

2010: World War II Turning Points and The Battle of Britain and Battle for Stalingrad


                                                                                                                                              

   

Just contact us to discuss your requirements. c20studies@tiscali.co.uk

01354 688119

07757 310455

 

 

 

 

 

Contact: c20studies@tiscali.co.uk

01354 688119

07757 310455

Recently:

CUBAN MISSILE CRISIS--50TH ANNIVERSARY EVENT:

ENGLISH HERITAGE event--Dover Castle

9th November, 2012

C20 Studies opened the day with a new multimedia presentation on UK Cold War Culture in 1962.

COLD WAR EDUCATION

C20 Studies has collaborated with BONGO LLP to develop the first part of a web-based resource for schools on the Cold War. This section examines the Cuban Missile Crisis from the standpoints of the USA, the USSR and Cuba and includes detailed analysis, original documents and challenging teacher-monitored assignments for students. For more details contact us via c20studies@tiscali.co.uk or 01354 688119. The project is now in its second stage: a full resource on the entire Cold War.

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Share in some of the most powerful Cold War experiences with C20 Studies:

52 years ago—20th April, 1961

President Kennedy, three months after his inauguration, addressed ASNE, the American Society of Newspaper Editors. In his speech he referred to his decision not to provide air support for the Cuban exiles who had made the disastrous landing at the Bay of Pigs in Cuba.

Kennedy, of course, inherited the Bay of Pigs plan from his predecessor, President Eisenhower, and did make some changes to the plan as it stood. It was one of a long line of plans to deal with what the Americans saw as ‘the Cuba problem’. Castro had become a thorn in the United States’ flesh, and the CIA were reportedly desperate to go ahead with the adventure.

Whether Kennedy should have put a stop to the expedition or should have overtly supported it is a matter for History to consider. Had he halted the plan, tension between the USA and the USSR/Cuba, which was to reach its lethal height the following year in the Missile Crisis, might have been a little less; Khrushchev may have had one fewer reason to attempt to deploy those IRBMs and MRBMs; Castro may have been just a little less nervous about potential US intervention in his country. But whether or not it would have had any effect on the development of the Crisis itself no-one can know.

Certainly, most of the survivors of the disastrous raid felt very bitter at what they thought was Kennedy’s ‘betrayal’ of them. And Kennedy, himself, became that much more sensitive, and indeed, vulnerable, about the whole Cuban question. Whether that increased sensitivity had any significant effect on his crucial decisions during the Crisis is also a very interesting question. Congress and the Joint Chiefs of Staff, too, became even more sensitive about the matter than before; hence the great pressure on Kennedy during the Crisis to launch the air and land assaults on Cuba that, we know now, may well have triggered the Soviet use of tactical nuclear weapons on the Americans, with all of the hideous likely consequences………..

Let it Not be Now………..

A Cuban woman with a husband and family on the Island in 1961 spoke to C20 Studies. She told of her growing fears for the future just after the Bay of Pigs fiasco:

The end of the day………..

The sky clears from yet another storm

And the horizon throbs

With a cloud that threatens to engul

My children in its rage.

When it drops its rain of death

I know my husband will fight

To his last drop of blood

To save our island.

Our fleeting dream.

Our love…….

The evening air vibrates

With unheard songs of war;

A heavy tension hangs

Expectant

Like an explosive vapour

Before the detonation.

On my knees I pray,

My fearful tears burning the hot earth:

I know our time will come—

When we shall die.

But let it not be now;

A terrible sadness is approaching,

But let it not be now.

A dreadful thing is coming

But let it not

Be now…………..

More experiences like this in our books: see PUBLICATIONS page

C20 Studies

www.c20studies.co.uk

c20studies@tiscali.co.uk

(UK) 01354 688119

07757 310455

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