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The Technology of D-Day Online Talk

For family and Social Historians

The large raid on Dieppe in August 1942 was a complete failure. However, it provided important lessons to the allies which, complimented by experiences of landings in North Africa during Operation Torch, made the D-Day Landings in 1944 a success. One of the key lessons learned was that special equipment and new tactics were needed to successfully mount an invasion. The technology of D-Day resulted from those lessons. But what did miniature submarines and divers have to do with the D-Day landings? What was a Bobbin or a Crab, and why did the Royal Engineers have their own special tanks? How did the allies control the beaches once troops were landing and how did they deal with the formidable German defences? What new medical provision was provided? How did this effect those that fought?

Find out about all this and more in the Technology of D-Day. 

Pre-booking is required, because the event link will be sent in advance.  


Image: Churchill Bobbin – Mapham J (Sgt), War Office official photographer, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons (cropped)

About Berkshire Family History Society

This talk is organised by Berkshire Family History Society CIO, a registered charity number 1204390.