War and Peace: A Century of British-German Relations

The Dresden Trust and National Army Museum explore Britain’s relationship with Germany.

In collaboration with the National Army Museum, The Dresden Trust will host a symposium of short talks exploring different perspectives on the remarkable story of British-German remembrance and reconciliation.


Time: 16 November 2023, 6.30 pm

Location: National Army Museum, Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London SW3 4HT


Sinclair McKay,author of ‘Dresden’ and ‘Berlin’ and Trustee of The Dresden Trust.

‘Cultural Resistance: how art and music and popular entertainment before and after the war – and even when forced underground by the savage repression of the Nazis - kept the heart of the Anglo-German relationship beating’.

Daniel Cowling, author of ‘Don’t Let’s Be Beastly to the Germans’ and Historian at the NAM.

‘War by Other Means?: British-German football matches in the aftermath of the Second World War and the transformation of enemies into rivals’.

Angela Findlay, author of ‘In My Grandfather’s Shadow’ and Trustee of the Dresden Trust.

‘A German in the Family: the challenges and gifts of overcoming the national enmity and traumatic legacy of two World Wars’.

Admission: £5 (free for NAM members). You are welcome to join the Trustees at the NAM
café from 5.30pm.

For more information and tickets, see https://www.nam.ac.uk/whats-on/war-and-peace-century-british-german-relations