Following Britain’s military commanders and troops across the battlefields of Europe, from D-Day to VE-Day, from the Normandy beaches to Arnhem and the Rhine, and, ultimately, to the Baltic, the amazing Professor John Buckley will offer a radical reappraisal of Great Britain’s fighting forces during World War Two, challenging the common belief that the British Army was no match for the vaunted Nazi war machine.
Chalke Valley History Festival is delighted to support WALKING WITH THE WOUNDED. The charity supports those who have served in the Armed Forces and their families, empowering them to regain their independence, thrive and contribute in our communities. https://walkingwiththewounded.org.uk
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