Operation Overlord: The Machinery of Invasion

Jim Davies (Science Lecture)
Victoria Hall
12 Mar 2020 8:00pm - 9:30pm

Programme change

Sadly, John Ryan who was due to talk about statistics at the next Science Group meeting is unwell.  Instead, I shall give a talk on Operation Overlord – the machinery of invasion.  The meeting will be in the Victoria Hall at the scheduled time of 8pm on Thursday, 12 March.

Last year saw the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord, the D-Day landings on the Normandy coast.  It represented by far the biggest amphibious wartime operation with 160,000 troops landing on the defended beaches on 6 June 1944.  They were supported by a naval armada of 5,000 ships and air cover provided by 7,000 aicraft.  The planning for the operation had begun early in 1943 and saw the development of a number of revolutionary technologies which could probably only have been brought to the fore under the exigencies of a European war.

I hope to see you on 12th.  I also want to point out that HLSI issues a regular monthly email which keeps you up to date with events at the Institution.  Non HLSI members can register to receive the email at the bottom of each page of this site.

Jim Lloyd Davies


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