Events

When: From 22 July 2019 until 25 July 2019, 00:00 - 12:12
Location: Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
Categories: D-Day 75

University of Portsmouth Business School
and Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

22-25 July 2019 

Parts of this conference will be hosted at the National Museum of the Royal Navy, The D-Day Story, and HMS Warrior.

Global War Studies, Brécourt Academic, and the University of Portsmouth Business School, in association with The D-Day Story and the Navy Records Society, are pleased to announce a major international conference marking the 75th anniversary of the Normandy Campaign.

Normandy 75 will bring together scholars, students, and the general public to explore this seminal event in detail, and will endeavor to promote an interdisciplinary and international study of the Normandy Campaign by means of drawing upon the latest scholarship from a variety of disciplines. The conference will also serve as a forum for Second World War historians to discuss and debate the wide-ranging, international implications of the campaign and how it impacted other theaters - and aspects - of the conflict.

Visit the Normandy 75 University of Portsmouth Website


Keynote Speakers 


Richard B. Frank, "June 1944: Calendar of Triumph, Calendar of Tragedy"
John C. McManus, "The American Experience at Normandy"
Marc Milner, "Normandy, Politics, and the Press"
Julie Summers, "A Month in the Country: June 1944 on the Home Front"
Geoffrey Till, "The Normandy Landings and their Antecedents"

Special Conference Events
Monday evening, 1800–2000


The D-Day Story will be hosting the conference-sponsored drinks reception at the museum. Although the museum will be closed to the general public, it will be open and accessible to Normandy 75 delegates.

Wednesday afternoon, 1730–1800

The National Museum of the Royal Navy will be providing informal guided tours of HMS Warrior. Although the ship will be closed to the general public, it will be open and accessible to Normandy 75 delegates.

Wednesday evening, 1800–2000

The National Museum of the Royal Navy will be sponsoring a no-host/cash bar drinks reception on board HMS Warrior.

 

Normandy 75