117. D-DAY 80: THE OTHER SIDE OF THE STORY

Kate
117. D-DAY 80: THE OTHER SIDE OF THE STORY
Kate Vigurs
Saturday 29th June 19:00 (60 Min)
IPGL Stage
Stories of the Normandy landings, the bravery on the beaches and the fight for European freedom are well known, arguably well worn. However, without the help of the resistance, the Maquis and Special Operations Executive, the D-Day landings could have been very different. As the troops landed in Normandy the resistance had prepared the interior of France by blowing up trains, cutting telecommunications lines and launching ambushes on German troops trying to get to the beaches. Historian and author Dr Kate Vigurs, will delve into the other side of the D-Day story and debate the success (or failure) of the work carried out by the resistance by dispelling myths, digging deep into the missions undertaken and revealing stories of post D-Day kidnappings, arrests, massacres and assassinations. Join us for this unique talk, which offers a new take on a well-known, and mythologised aspect of Second World War history.
Event Theme: Conflict
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