... a unique and very special commemorative week during November 2016


Brighton's secret agents: the research that led to the four blue plaques, plus a book and so much more

Friday 11th November - The Keep, Falmer


13.30 – 15.00: Researching the Lives of Our Agents

This workshop-style presentation will guide participants through the process of discovering and uncovering the lives of those who participated in the secret war - with archivist Andrew Bennett demonstrating the use of The Keep’s archive resources, plus Martyn Cox of The Secret WW2 Learning Network and University of Sussex historian Dr Chris Warne exploring the value of oral testimony (including interviews held as part of the Archive of Resistance Testimony at the Keep) for assessing the wider significance of the secret war.

15.30 – 17.00: Who Do We Think They Were?

Military historian Paul McCue will present an insight into the lives of four WW2 secret agents each born in Brighton, tracing their contrasting roles and experiences while aiding resistance in occupied Europe. Paul's presentation will be followed by Q&A and the launch of his new book BRIGHTON'S SECRET AGENTS - published to coincide with this unique Brighton & Hove initiative.

University of Sussex info:

Entry is FREE but there are only a limited number of places available and so booking in advance is essential.

To reserve a place at one or both sessions by email just click on the BOOK button below -

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Paul McCue

Military historian, and charity Trustee