Henry Hemming
Fake News From 1941

A gripping, interactive 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. Using storytelling, music, props, and an audience game, Hemming will show how, in the months leading up to Pearl Harbour, a first-time MI6 spymaster, a failed American politician, a love-struck lyricist, and the President of the United States used a fake Nazi map to trick the American people. Come and discover the remarkable and surprising effect this had on world history.

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