Members' Lecture - Duke of Westminster's Medal for Military Literature: Special Lifetime Achievement Award

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The Royal United Services Institute is proud to announce this year’s Winner of the Duke of Westminster Medal for Military Literature: Antony Beevor’s D-Day: The Battle for Normandy.

Antony Beevor will be presented with the Medal for Military Literature by His Grace, the Duke of Westminster, and will deliver a lecture on the winning title to a distinguished audience at the Royal United Services Institute.  The event will take place on the 24th of November from 16:00 to 17:30.

Antony Beevor is well known for his military histories dealing with the Second World War. Stalingrad and Berlin were received with acclaim both in the academic and in the publishing field. With D-Day: The Battle for Normandy, Mr Beevor brings a well-known historical episode back into view, but manages to breathe new life into it. The sheer size of the allied invasion fleet – the largest ever known – combined with the ferocity of the fighting amidst the hedgerows is analyzed carefully by Beevor. He examines the deficiencies and differences in men and equipment without losing sight of that factor which compels victories: leadership.

The Duke of Westminster’s Medal for Military Literature has been awarded annually since 1997. The award is bestowed for the best book in the English language by a living author, regardless of nationality, gender or age, which represents in the opinion of the Awarding Board a notable and original contribution to the study of international or national security, or the military professions.

For further information regarding this year's award, please click here.

This event is open to all RUSI members. To become a member, please click here.

To attend this event, please register online using the "Book your place" button above.If you have any queries please contact Sophie Cordes, Events Assistant, at or call +44 (0)20 7747 4971.

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