The Devils' Alliance: Hitler's Pact with Stalin, 1939-1941 - A talk by Roger Moorhouse
Thursday 3 March 2016, MA030, City Campus, 1-2pm. No ticket required. Open to the public.
For nearly two years the two most infamous dictators in history actively collaborated with one another. The Nazi-Soviet Pact stunned the world when it was announced, the Second World War was launched under its auspices with the invasion and division of Poland, and its eventual collapse led to the war’s defining and deciding clash.
It is a chapter too often skimmed over by popular histories of the Second World War, and Roger Moorhouse will tell the full story of the pact between Hitler and Stalin for the first time, from the motivation for its inception to its dramatic and abrupt end in 1941 as Germany declared war against its former partner.
About the Author
Roger Moorhouse is a historian and the author of Killing Hitler, an critically acclaimed account of the numerous attempts on Hitler's life, Berlin at War: Life and Death in Hitler's Capital, 1939-45 and, most recently,The Devils' Alliance. He is a regular contributor to the BBC History Magazine and History Today, a book reviewer for the Independent on Sunday, and an occasional commentator on television and radio.
*The author will be signing copies of his book after the talk.