Hitler’s Plans for Manchester – a free talk
Jackboot-clad generals holding court at the Midland Hotel; the Town Hall festooned with Swastikas; Jews, gays, blacks rounded up at Central Station, Piccadilly and Victoria...
Far fetched? Well, similar events took place in Amsterdam, Warsaw and Paris. How close was Manchester to succumbing to the Nazi yoke?
Ed Glinert of New Manchester Walks leads this alarming journey through one city that the SS failed to reach in the month when back in 1940 the Nazis launched their blitz of central Manchester, destroying much of the Cathedral, Royal Exchange and Free Trade Hall in preparation for invasion.