'One in ten thousand: official military photographers in Normandy, June - August 1944.' A talk by Dr Simon Trew, of the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst.
Many of the best known photographs of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy were taken by official military photographers. Find out more about their work and the images that they created.
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) on which this talk is based. 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 24 November on: 'LCG(L), LCF, LCA(HR) and other mysterious beasts: the role of minor fire support vessels during the 1944 Normandy campaign.'
Photo: Lt Fred W. Gerretson USNR and Photographer's Mate 1st Class Bob Greenawalt of US Navy Combat Photo Unit 8, Portsmouth, spring 1944 (credit: US Navy official photo).