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Our Man in New York: The British Battle to Bring America into the Second World War

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Henry Hemming

Saturday 12th October 17:00 - 18:00 | Northwood House

A gripping, interactive 45-minute talk inspired by Henry Hemming’s new book Our Man in New York – the eye-opening story of how the British used ‘fake news’ to help bring the United States into the Second World War. Based on a true story familiar to anyone who has read William Boyd’s Restless, it is timely as well as personal. How the British used ‘fake news’, opinion polls, and pressure groups to sway American opinion in 1941 resonates with how the Russians did much the same during the 2016 election, as they campaigned secretly to help the then presidential candidate Donald Trump. This is also the story close to Hemming’s heart. As he will explain in the talk, the man who ran this undercover British operation during the war not only asked his grandmother to be a spy but also saved Hemming’s father’s life.

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