This is the third collaboration between the Institute’s Military History Circle (MHC) and the Guild of Battlefield Guides (GBG).
0950 Registration and Morning Coffee
1020 Introductory Remarks by John Hughes-Wilson, Associate Fellow, RUSI & President, Guild of Battlefield Guides
1030 The Wehrmacht on D-Day
An intriguing insight into the realities of the situation on 6th June, 1944.
1115 ‘The Longest Retreat’- Burma, 1942
The defeat and the implications of the loss of Burma.
1200 ‘Colossus to Varsity’
The development of the British Airborne tactical doctrine in World War Two.
1245 Buffet Lunch
1345 'Fields of Battle' – The Western Front, 1918-2008
Mike St Maur Sheil
A pictorial overview of the Western Front, 90 years after the Armistice.
1430 'Out of Ammunition, God Save the King' - Battle for the Bridge at Arnhem, 1944
A presentation on the taking and defence of the northern end of the Bridge at Arnhem, 17-20 September, 1944.
1515 Afternoon Tea and Coffee
1535 The Pitfalls of Military Publishing
Andrew Hayward & Ian Drury
1620 Closing Remarks by Professor Richard Holmes, Patron, Guild of Battlefield Guides & Professor of Military and Security Studies, Cranfield University at Shrivenham
1700 Conference Close
The fee of £15.50 includes related documents, lunch and refreshments.
For information on the Guild of Battlefield Guides please visit www.battleguides.org