Legendary historian visiting Copenhagen tonight

Antony Beevor giving lecture at Frederiksberg Palace this evening

If you are into history, particularly WWII and the 20th century, there is a good chance you’ve at some point found yourself captivated by a book written by the British historian Antony Beevor.

From bestsellers ‘Stalingrad: The Fateful Siege 1942-1943’ and ‘Berlin: The Downfall 1945’ to ‘D-Day: The Battle for Normandy’ and ‘The Battle for Spain: The Spanish Civil War 1936–39’, Beevor has been mesmerising his audience for decades.

And today, you can delve into the genius mind of the military historian when he gives an open public lecture at Frederiksberg Palace regarding his latest book ‘Ardennes 1944: Hitler’s Last Gamble’.

“On 16 December 1944, Hitler played his final hand in the snow-covered forests and valleys in Ardennes,” Beevor said about the lecture. “The plan was extremely ambitious. He had convinced himself he could split the allied forces by sending troops ahead to Antwerp and thus force the British and Canadians out of the war by giving them ‘a new Dunkirk’.”

“The American troops were caught completely by surprise when they were attacked at a front that was considered quiet. They found themselves fighting for survival as two German panzer armies rolled forward. Fought in the middle of a hard winter in frenetic circumstances, the battle involved over 1 million men – the largest of the war in western Europe – and can be compared to the very worst on the Eastern Front.”

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125 kroner well spent
The lecture will take part in English at 18:30 at Ridehuset at Frederiksberg Palace (Roskildevej 28A, Frederiksberg). Tickets cost 125 kroner and can be purchased here.

Guests will also be able to purchase Beevor’s books at the event.

Beevor will be on hand at Frederiksberg Palace this evening to discuss his latest masterpiece (photo: Ardennes 1944: Hitler's Last Gamble)

Beevor will be at hand at Frederiksberg Palace this evening to discuss his latest masterpiece (photo: Ardennes 1944: Hitler’s Last Gamble)