Landing Craft on D-Day

Event Type: Branch

Takes Place: 12th March 2024

Time: 7pm

Venue: Room 2.01 Park Building, King Henry I St, Portsmouth PO1 2BZ

Description: Over 4,100 landing craft and landing ships played an essential part in the 1944 Normandy Landings, but today their role is often overlooked. That was not the case at the time: “Before the war I had never heard of any landing craft except a rubber boat. Now I think about little else.” General George Marshall, chief of staff of the US Army, November 1943. The talk will look at some of the different types of vessels and how the Allies were able to build this fleet, and will feature stories of some of their crews on D-Day. Andrew Whitmarsh is curator of The D-Day Story, Portsmouth, which includes the last surviving LCT or Landing Craft, Tank that took part in the Normandy campaign (displayed in partnership with the National Museum of the Royal Navy).

How to book: No need to book, just turn up

Price: £4

Email: portsmouthhistorybranch@gmail.com

Organiser: Kate

Lecturer: Andrew Whitmarsh Curator, The D-Day Story

Region: South-East England

Branch: Portsmouth

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