The Allied invasion of Europe involved years of painstaking preparation and mind-boggling logistics, including orchestrating the largest flotilla of ships ever assembled. In addition to covering the Allies’ build-up to the invasion, Peter Caddick-Adams will examine the German preparations: the formidable Atlantikwall and Field Marshal Erwin Rommel’s plans to make Europe impregnable. This talk will reveal precisely what lay in wait for the Allies.
Festival talks by Peter Caddick-Adams
To mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day, we are holding a special morning of events on the subject. To look at the battle beyond D-Day and the role of air power in the Allied victory, we have gathered an exclusive panel of experts and veterans for what will be a highly informative and memorable morning.
9.30am TYPHOONS AND THE EFFECT OF AIR POWER
Paul Beaver, John Buckley, Paul Stoddart
10.15am D-DAY VETERANS
Laurie Weeden Glider Pilot
Joe Cattini RASC Driver
Richard Llewellyn Navigating Officer’s Assistant, HMS Ajax
11.20am BEYOND D-DAY: WALKING THE GROUND
12.05pm THE NORMANDY TRENCH
A tour of the WWII Trench
12.30pm MONTY: THE MARMITE FIELD MARSHAL
Peter Caddick-Adams, James Holland