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Visiting Normandy's battlefields

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The D-Day Story

Clarence Esplanade

Portsmouth

PO5 3NT

United Kingdom

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Led by Simon Trew, Department of War Studies, Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.

This one-day workshop focuses on how to make the most out of your visit to Normandy’s battlefields. Its main objective is to identify things you can do before you go to France in order to extract maximum benefit from your time on the ground. But it also covers practical aspects of battlefield touring, such as where to stay, what to take with you and problems that you might encounter when you get to Normandy. Topics covered include:

Self-guide or go with an organised group?
Preparing for your visit: Research sources; working with books, maps, documents and photographs.
Practical arrangements before you go.
Using your time in Normandy.
What to do on your return.

Simon is an acknowledged expert on D-Day and the Normandy campaign. He has visited Normandy more than a hundred times to prepare or deliver battlefield studies for military and civilian audiences. He has written or edited many books on aspects of the 1944 campaign, among them the well-known ‘Battle Zone Normandy’ series of battlefield tour guides. He has appeared in numerous documentaries and live commemorative broadcasts for the BBC and other media organisations. In 2009 he was nominated for a prestigious Emmy award for his research in support of a Smithsonian TV production about the US landings on Omaha Beach.

Please do mention your interests / reasons for attending when you register. If possible, aspects of the day’s work will be aligned to attendees common areas of interest.

Ticket includes lunch, refreshments and entry to The D-Day Story.

For more information about The D-Day Story visit www.theddaystory.com

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Clarence Esplanade

Portsmouth

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