Don’t mention the war!

A respected British historian has been banned from giving military lectures on board a cruise ship after dozens of German passengers complained.

Jeff Chandler, 83, was booked to give talks during a round-the-world trip run by Cruise & Maritime Voyages, with his first being on the Dunkirk evacuation.

But dozens of passengers took offence to the Swindon-based speaker’s opening lecture and complained, before he gave his second talk on Crimea.