Richard Overy’s lecture

Professor Richard Overy’s lecture  on 19 June 2023, given during the promotion of the Arithmetic of War. The battles of the Second World War in 15 infographics, highlights the contribution of the Poles in the final victory over the Third Reich and emphasised the book’s importance in promoting knowledge on this subject. “The great merit of the Arithmetic of War is to remind Western readers of the contribution Poland made to fighting the European Axis states, and perhaps to win recognition that Poland, for all the trials faced during the Soviet era, was one of the Allies, not merely an ‘awkward guest’”, said Prof. Overy. Richard Overy is a distinguished historian and author of publications on the history of WWII . He is Professor of History at the University of Exeter and a member of the elite Royal Historical Society and the British Academy. Enjoy the read.