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The Railways of War: “Longer, Bloodier and More Extensive”

Christian Wolmar, one of the leading commentators on transport matters, gave a special treat last Thursday to the Coventry Conversations audience.

Wolmar has an interesting array of work, from Unlocking the Gridlock (1997) to Broken Rails (2001) to name of a few, of which he gave the audience a preview of his latest book Engines of War (2010).

Engine’s of War explores the ignored aspect of military wars; railways. Wolmar revealed that almost all wars in the 19th century used railways as the primary method of transport. Railways changed the logistics of war, but did we really know that until now? Writes Natasha De Silva…

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More from the Coventry Conversations

This Wednesday, Tim Lamb, former Chief Executive of the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), will be at the Coventry Conversations.

Under his leadership, the sport of cricket witnessed a period of unprecedented reform and modernisation.

Tim played professional first class cricket for Middlesex County Cricket Club between 1974 and 1977 and for Northamptonshire CCC from 1978 to 1983, before moving into sports administration. He was appointed General Manager of Middlesex CCC from 1984 to 1988 and subsequently Cricket Secretary, later Deputy Chief Executive, of the Test and County Cricket Board from 1988 to 1996.

Writer and broadcaster Christian Wolmar will speak at Thursday’s ‘Cov Con’. He specialises in Transport and has spent nearly all of his working life as a journalist. Wolmar was at The Independent from 1989 to 1997, mostly as transport correspondent.

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A Revolution On Wheels

 been the chief executive of Jaguar in Coventry, President and chief operating officer of Ford USA and chancellor of Warwick University. Now the honorary Coventry University graduate is returning to talk about radical personal transport visions of the future.

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