Counting the Dead: Statistics on bombing and victims in the Second World War

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History of Statistics Section

Monday 02 July 2018, 06:30pm - 08:00pm

Location Royal Statistical Society, 12 Errol Street, London EC1Y 8LX

Speaker: Richard Overy, Professor of History, Exeter University, UK
Among the many historical statistics of World War II that are prone to distortion and misuse are the figures of bomb casualties. These figures matter for many reasons, but recovering statistics that can be regarded as plausible is a major historical challenge. There is much invested in many cases in deliberately exaggerating the record in public memory of the war. Statistics have become an element in current arguments about victimisation and war crimes.
6.30-7:15pm: Professor Overy’s talk 
7.15-8pm: discussion
Attendance is free and open to all, whether fellows of the RSS or not, but pre-registration is required:

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Refreshments: tea, coffee and biscuits will be available from 6pm

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