Taylor Downing

1953 -
country of citizenship:  United Kingdom
official website:  taylordowning.com

Taylor Downing (born 20 July 1953) is a British historian and television producer. He studied at Latymer Upper School and Christ's College, Cambridge University, where he achieved a Double First in History. He worked at the Imperial War Museum and then for Thames Television for several years. In 1982, he formed a production company Flashback Television, for which he produced more than 300 TV documentaries for British and American broadcasters including several long-running series which have won many awards. He has recently written several popular history books. His books include 1942: Britain at the Brink 1983: The World at the Brink (nominated for the Pushkin Book Prize) Night Raid: The True Story of the First Victorious British Para Raid of WWII Secret Warriors: Key Scientists, Code Breakers and Propagandists of the Great War Breakdown: The Crisis of Shell Shock on the Somme Spies In The Sky: The Secret Battle for Aerial Intelligence during World War II The World at War Churchill's War Lab: Code Breakers, Boffins and Innovators: the Mavericks Churchill Led to Victory Cold War with Sir Jeremy Isaacs The Army That Never Was: D-Day and the Great Deception Downing is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. Source: Wikipedia (en)

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