Edward Thompson, Hero or Villain? (with Simon A C Martin)

Episode 5,   Jul 06, 2019, 07:00 AM

Every story from history has its 'goodies' and 'baddies', but how much of our perception of these events is influenced by the storytellers?
Today I'm joined by Simon A.C. Martin, who is working on a book about the engineer Edward Thompson, who took over from Sir Nigel Gresley as Chief Mechanical Engineer on the London and North Eastern Railway at the height of World War Two. Thompson has often been criticised for his designs and decisions, but how much of this is justified?
Simon is looking to set the record straight using contemporary reference material.
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