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Minor fire support vessels in the 1944 Normandy campaign - by Dr Simon Trew
Thu, November 24, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM GMT
'LCG(L), LCF, LCA(HR) and other mysterious beasts: the role of minor fire support vessels during the 1944 Normandy campaign.' A talk by Dr Simon Trew of the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst.
Find out more about the specialist fire support landing craft that were used by the Allies on and after D-Day, to assist the troops as they landed.
Dr Simon Trew is a member of the Department of War Studies at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst. His research interests include the Second World War in Europe, especially the planning and execution of the Normandy Campaign. He is the author of many books on the Normandy Campaign, most recently 'D-Day and the Battle of Normandy: The Photographic History' (Haynes, 2012). Dr Trew has extensive experience in planning and delivering battlefield tours in Normandy, and has also appeared in many documentaries and programmes focused on the campaign.
The talk will take place at the D-Day Museum. Doors open 6.30pm. For information about how to find us and transport arrangements, please see: http://www.ddaymuseum.co.uk/d-day/visitor-information.
Tickets can also be purchased in person at the D-Day Museum, or by phoning the museum and visitor information centre on 023 9282 6722 (for phone bookings there will be a 70p booking fee).
Also see Dr Trew's other talk at the D-Day Museum, on 20 October: 'One in ten thousand: official military photographers in Normandy, June - August 1944.'
Photo: Royal Marines posing around one of the main guns of LCG(L) 1007 (Landing Craft, Gun (Large)) prior to D-Day. (United States Marine Corps copyright)