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Thu, 06 June



Military History Lecture & Dinner

'D4' - Different Dimensions of D Day

Military History Lecture & Dinner
Military History Lecture & Dinner

Time & Location

06 June 2024, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Adelaide, 111 Hutt St, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia

About the event

Military History Evening

Thursday, 6 June 2024

Topic: 'D4' Different Dimensions of D Day

Guest Speaker: COL Steve Larkins OAM (Retd)

As the 80th Anniversary of D Day approaches, it is appropriate to reflect on one of the most momentous undertakings in human history. ‘Operation Overlord’ amounted to the beginning of the end of WW2 in Western Europe. It was a massive undertaking in every respect. Most importantly, it was successful. As they say in the classics, ‘success has many fathers, but failure is an orphan’.

The story of the fight for Normandy and the liberation of Paris is relatively well known, even after 80 years. What is less well known are some of the other key factors of the plan, preparation and execution that helped assure success.

Club President, Colonel Steve Larkins will highlight and explain how sometimes unlikely concepts, and some hard-learned lessons were used to shape the battlespace in the Allies’ favour to deliver what would have seemed an unlikely triumph just two years earlier.

Time: 1830 lecture begins; 1930 dinner

Members Price: $75.00; $15.00 lecture only

Non-Members: $85.00; $15.00 lecture only

Dress: Jacket and Tie

RSVP: By 5PM, Monday 3 June 2024

Bookings cancelled after the RSVP will incur a 50% charge of the ticket price

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