2019 is the 80th anniversary of the beginning of WW2 and the Vale of Evesham Historical Society begins its 2019/20 series of talks with speaker Robert Arley on aerial warfare during WW2. The talk will be given on Thursday 26 September, 7.30pm, at the Friends’ Meeting House in Cowl Street, Evesham and is based on Robert Arley’s celebrated book ‘Of Sons and Skies’ which reveals the complexity and enormity of aerial warfare from 1939 – 1945 across Europe and the Pacific. Far too often in the media, aviation in the Second World War is over-simplified to tales of a few brave Spitfire pilots scaring off Adolf Hitler and co. from their attempt to invade England in 1940. In fact, the war lasted 6 years and saw many thousands of aircraft and aircrew facing daunting circumstances as they attempted to pursue combat operations. Robert Arley is an ex-BBC factual programmes producer/director, his work ranging from 'Antiques Roadshow' to 'Top Gear', including (of course!) films about aircraft and air shows. It promises to be a fascinating and informative talk and all are welcome. There is an entrance fee of just £2 for non-members of the Historical Society and for this you get the talk, a warm welcome and refreshments! We look forward to seeing you.