Events

When: On 06 June 2019, 13:00 - 17:30
Location: Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
Categories: October Half Term

All tickets £10.00 available from www.no6cinema.co.uk

D-Day 75 commemorations will be widespread across Portsmouth this June with a large number of events both in the dockyard and on the common.

No6 Cinema is also keen to pay homage to those who took part in the D-Day landings by hosting two screenings and talks by Nick Hewitt, The National Museum of the Royal Navy's Head of Exhibitions and Collections, and Dr Toby Haggith from the Imperial War Museum's film department.

The first of two films will be The True Glory (1945), a documentary account of the allied invasion of Europe during the Second World War compiled from the footage shot by nearly one thousand four hundred cameramen.

It opens as the assembled Allied forces plan and train for the D-Day invasion at bases in Great Britain, and covers all of the major events of the war in Europe, from the Normandy landings, to the fall of Berlin.

Toby, will be introducing The True Glory offering insight from his position at the Imperial War Museum. Dr Toby Haggith is a historian who joined IWM’s Film Department in 1988. In 2000 he became Head of non-commercial access to the film and video collection and responsible for devising the daily Public Film Show programme.

He is now a Senior Curator in the Department of Second World War and Mid-20th Century Conflict and an adviser and champion for IWM’s Short Film Festival, which has been running since he set it up in November 2001.

Before the next film Nick will be giving a special talk about the museum's extraordinary D-Day survivor, LCT 7074: the last of around 800 Landing Craft (Tank) which took part in the D-Day landings. Rescued by the National Museum in 2014, the ship is now at the centre of an exciting £6 million project, which will see her restored to her 1944 configuration, relocated to the D-Day Story on Southsea Common, and opened to the public.

The second film is Overlord (1975) the dramatic account of a young lad who is called up for training. He has an increasing sense of foreboding leading up to the D-Day landings.

Approximate schedule for the day.

  • 13.00 -14.30 The True Glory (87mins)
  • 14.30 - 14.45 break.
  • 14.45 -15.15 Nick Hewitt talk (30mins).
  • 15.15 -15.30 break
  • 15.30 - 17.00 Overlord (83mins)

See no6cinema.co.uk for more details.

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No6 Cinema commemorates D-Day 75