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In Conversation with Melanie McFadyean


Wednesday 5th February 2014, 2pm-3.30pm.


Helen is in conversation with journalist Melanie McFadyean at The London Jewish Cultural Centre. Melanie’s parents worked in different top secret intelligence departments in WW2. Her father Colin was recruited for Naval Intelligence by Ian Fleming (creator of James Bond) and had a fascinating career.


At the end of the war, Colin was involved in reading the terms of surrender to Admiral Doenitz in Flensburg. Melanie’s mother, an artist and talented woman, was a refugee from a prominent banking family in Germany. During the war, she worked for a unit, forging documents for use behind enemy lines. It promises to be fascinating and engaging discussion.