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Churchill’s D-Day: a talk by Allen Packwood in Edinburgh


14 Jun 2024

  • Start: 18:30
  • End: 20:30

The New Club, 86 Princes St, Edinburgh EH2 2BB

Alumni are invited to join Archives Centre Director, Allen Packwood OBE, for drinks and canapés at The New Club in Edinburgh.

Allen will give a talk about his new book, Churchill’s D-Day, written with General Lord Dannatt: one of Britain’s most respected contemporary military leaders, and former head of the British Army.

Please use the form below to book tickets for you and up to one guest at this special evening in the beautiful setting of The New Club.

About the Book

Operation Overlord, the liberation of France, which brought the Second World War to its final stages, began just after dawn on 6 June 1944. At the time, it was the largest amphibious operation ever staged, and the road to victory led directly from the beaches to Berlin. Churchill was instrumental in its planning and execution.

This book reveals Churchill’s thinking and places his decisions in the wider historical context, showing he was instrumental in securing the success of D-Day, by making sure it occurred in the right way and at the right time.