Events

When: From 01 May 2019 until 05 August 2019, 10:00 - 17:00
Location: Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
Categories: D-Day 75

It's been 75 years since D-Day and this year we're commemorating this historic event by highlighting some of the key artefacts from the day that are stored safely in our collections.

One of the most significant D-Day documents is the Naval Operational Orders for Operation Neptune held within the Hear My Story Gallery at The National Museum of the Royal Navy.
It's on display for three months over the summer during the D-Day 75 commemorations.

Operation Overlord was the over-arching name assigned to getting forces on the continent but, the attack was strategic and had many smaller operations within it. The first phase, the amphibious invasion which had the aim of establishing a secure foothold on the coastline of Normandy, was codenamed Operation Neptune.

While looking at the orders, why not immerse yourself in history by listening to a recording of one of the Wrens? She talks about her involvement in weather forecasting for D-Day and its importance to the operations success.

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Operation Neptune Naval Operational Orders