|When:||On 11 June 2019, 11:30 - 15:00|
PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT IS NOT AT PORTSMOUTH HISTORIC DOCKYARD
In 1944, in the months leading up to D-Day, Southwick House became the headquarters of the main allied commanders, including Allied Supreme Commander General Eisenhower, Naval Commander-in-Chief Admiral Ramsay and Army Commander-in-Chief General Montgomery.
The large wall maps that were used in planning D-Day are still in place in the house, with the various markers showing the positions of the involved forces at the moment the first landing commenced.
The National Museum's Head of Collections and Exhibitions, Nick Hewitt, will lead a guided tour around the map room, talking about the significance of the Royal Navy's involvement in D-Day and also about the project to restore LCT 7074.
Lunch and refreshments will be provided.
Details of the event are as follows:
Venue: Southwick House, Southwick, Portsmouth, PO17 6EJ
Date: Tuesday 11 June 2019
Timings: 11.30am Arrival | 12.00pm Welcome drinks | 12.15pm Map Room tour | 1.00pm Lunch
Dress code: Business attire or smart casual