- Starts: 22/07/2019 10:00 am
- Ends: 25/07/2019 6:00 pm
Global War Studies, Brécourt Academic, and the university of Portsmouth, in association with The D-Day Story and the Navy Records Society, are organising an international conference to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Normandy Campaign.
The conference is accessible for scholars, students, and for the general public. Its main goal is to promote the studies of the Normandy Campaign. In addition, it will serve as a forum for historians to discuss and debate on the implications and impact of the Campaign.
Registration is needed to attend the conference. The admission includes all sessions as well as dinners, drinks, breakfasts and lunches. It is also possible to stay overnight at the campus for an additional fee. Take a look at the website for more information.
Re-opened in April 2018, the D-Day Story takes the visitors through the build up to the event, D-Day itself and the Battle of Normandy. The story is told through the perspectives of the people involved using objects, interactives and video. The impressive 83-metre long Overlord Embroidery offers a fantastic finale to the visit.
Global War Studies, Brécourt Academic, and the university of Portsmouth, in association with The D-Day Story and the Navy Records Society, are organising an international conference to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Normandy Campaign. The conference is accessible for
As the Embarkation Area Headquarters for the Portsmouth sector during the D-Day campaign, Quay House was central to the successful launching of the campaign. Organising the launches of the allied troops from four areas across Portsmouth to the beaches of Normandy, France, military personnel at Quay House played a vital role in ensuring the campaign ran efficiently.
As part of the planning for Operation Overlord, it was decided that artificial harbours would be needed in order to offload the heavy and bulky cargo needed to mount a successful invasion of Normandy. These harbours were built in Britain, towed across the channel and then assembled by the army once in the waters surrounding France.
In June 1944, Portsmouth residents said they “knew something was happening”, but weren’t sure exactly what. All they saw were lines of troops walking through the city – for what we now know was their departure to Normandy. On 6 June 2019, Portsmouth residents can feel what their predecessors felt with this re-enactors march through the city.
Solent Airport at Daedalus hosts a weekend to remember with music, fun activities and planes to commemorate 75 years since the D-Day landings. HMS Daedalus was the busiest allied airfield in the UK on D-Day, being the start point for more than 400 missions to Normandy. As such, the airfield will be a very special place from which to commemorate this important event.