D-Day Conference

Our 2016 D-Day Conference will take place on Saturday 14th May 2016. Our conferences are aimed at a wide range of people. Whether you have a long-standing interest in D-Day or are just curious to find out more about this subject, we would love to see you there! 

The programme for the 2016 conference will be:

(From 09:00 registration and refreshments, 09:45 conference starts)

Dr Simon Trew, Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, "Osttruppen, Hiwis, Alsatians, Volksdeutsche and other foreigners: the non-German contribution to the German defence of Normandy, June – August 1944" 

Dr Toby Haggith, Senior Curator, Imperial War Museum, "Allied film coverage of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy".

Andrew Knapp, Emeritus Professor, University of Reading, "Allied bombing and French civilians, March-September 1944". 

(13:00 - 14:00 lunch break)

Lt Col (Retd) Ian Holmes and veteran Bill Edwardes (1st Worcesters), "43rd (Wessex) Division and the Battle of Normandy".

Dr Steffen Prauser, Centre for War Studies, University of Birmingham, "The contribution of the Resistance to the Liberation of France".

(15:40 refreshments)

David Verghese, Naval Researcher for the period 1920-60, "First in - first out: job done: the story of the X-craft at Juno and Sword".

Dr Paul Latawski, Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, "Command Problems in Closing the Falaise Pocket".

Only a few tickets remain (£30, concessions available) and are now only on sale at the D-Day Museum, either by booking in person or by phoning the museum and Visitor Information Centre on 023 9282 6722 (10am-5pm, seven days a week). Tickets must be purchased in advance and are not available on the day. Registration and refreshments from 9am, conference starts 9.45am, conference ends 5.30pm.

During the 2014 D-Day conference

Above: Our 2014 D-Day conference, with historian Max Arthur speaking.

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