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Talk

In conversation with … Andrew Choong Han Lin, Royal Museums Greenwich

06 Jun 2024

Mulberry harbour at Arromanches

“Ships, nothing but ships” The Naval Element at Normandy

Join Andrew Choong Han Lin from Royal Museums Greenwich as we mark the 80th anniversary of D-Day with the next installment of our “In conversation with …” evening talks.

The Normandy landings on 6th June 1944 were a triumph of well-planned combined operations, demonstrating a level of inter-service cooperation never matched by the Axis powers. Popular memories of D-Day are understandably dominated by the hard fighting on land as the invasion forces battled their way ashore, but this can dim the importance of the naval contribution.

On the 80th anniversary of this momentous event, this talk aims to revisit the naval side of the D-Day story, focusing on the efforts of Allied sailors which ensured the success of the initial assault and the security of the beachheads in the weeks that followed.

The evening will be compered by Nick Ball, Collections, Galleries and Interpretation at the Historic Dockyard, and there will be a question and answer session following the conversation.

Our talks are free to attend (you do not need a Dockyard admission ticket) but spaces are limited. Tickets must be booked in advance.

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When?Thursday 6 June
Where?The Mess Deck Restaurant
Time?Arrival from 6.30pm for a 7pm start
Cost?Talks are free to attend but we ask that you book in advance.