On the 6th June 1944 forces of the British Empire, America and numerous governments in exile stormed ashore into France, but why was it necessary, and what exactly was at stake on the shores of Normandy?
A half an hour talk written as an after dinner talk for the Officers mess, Prince William of Gloucester Barracks, as their commemoration in the important part of their Regimental History, it will be of interest to any who want to learn more about the day, and its historical context.Views: 327 | Enquiries: 3
I regularly appear on BBC Radio Nottingham as an historical adviser, most notably as the military historian when Armed Forces Day was hosted at Nottingham. I have also spoken on BBC Notts on topics as diverse as Richard 3rd, the tanks, the home guard and the Easter Rising (for which I also appeared on a programme with BBC Ulster). I am also a regular guest speaker for Abingdon Museum in Oxfordshire, the British Biomedical Institute, Buxton Museum and various Rotary clubs. I have done some TV work for BBC Ulster and for Channel 4. If you have a particular interest for a history talk that's not on the list, feel free to ask if I'd be able to field a talk on the subject, after all the worst I could say is no!
I am a confident and engaging speaker after many years teaching in a Nottingham Secondary school.
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