Tennant Lecture Series: D-Day 6th June 1944: The Allied Assault on Normandy
Cawthorne Lecture Theatre, Tonbridge School
Tuesday 29 Oct 2019
D-DAY 6TH JUNE 1944: THE ALLIED ASSAULT ON NORMANDY A Talk by Hugh Willing for the Tennant Lecture Series
8.00pm, Cawthorne Lecture Theatre, Tuesday 29th October
On D-Day, Allied Forces launched a combined naval, air and land assault on Nazi-occupied France. The Allied landings on Normandy beaches marked the start of a long and costly campaign to liberate north-west Europe from German occupation. “It is my unshakeable decision to make this front impregnable against every enemy” - so wrote Hitler of his Atlantic Wall. But 75 years ago, a vast fleet of ships moved into position 12 miles off the Normandy Coast and prepared to launch a flood of soldiers onto the beaches, bringing a start to one of the greatest amphibious assaults in the history of warfare.
Please join us for drinks in the Lowry Dining Room from 7.30pm prior to the talk, which will start at 8.00pm in the Cawthorne Lecture Theatre. No booking is required, so please just turn up.