The Three Nights’ Blitz of 19, 20 and 21 February 1941 has been described as ‘the most significant event in Swansea’s recent history’. This illustrated lecture will examine the raids of these three nights in detail, and will discuss them and their effects, within the context of the longer series of Luftwaffe attacks which Swansea sustained between June 1940 and February 1943.
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About our speaker…Dr John Alban is honorary senior lecturer in the School of History at the University of East Anglia and was formerly County Archivist of Norfolk. Previously, he was City Archivist of Swansea and, for many years, also taught and directed courses on the study of local history, and on the history of Swansea, Gower and south Wales, in the Department of Adult Continuing Education at the then University College of Swansea. He has published extensively on the history of Swansea and is the author of the seminal study, The Three Nights’ Blitz. Select Contemporary Reports relating to Swansea’s Air Raids of February 1941, recently republished by the West Glamorgan Archive Service.