D-Day 75 Revival Talks

Celebrity WWII Military Historians

(Southwick is just North of Portsmouth on the South Coast of England, PO17 6EA)

Celebrity Speakers for Southwick Revival 2019 

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Dr Peter Caddick-Adams – The Five D-Day Beaches

Sunday 9th June @ 11:45

A very welcome return to Peter Caddick-Adams four years after he first presented here.

Sand and Steel gives us D-Day, arguably the greatest and most consequential military operation of modern times, beginning with the years of painstaking and costly preparation, through to the pitched battles fought along France’s northern coast, from Omaha Beach to the Falaise and the push east to Strasbourg.

Sand and Steel reveals precisely what lay in wait for the Allies. But the heart of the book is Caddick-Adams’ narratives of the five beaches where the terrible drama played out — Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno, and Sword, and the attempt by American, British, and Canadian soldiers to gain a foothold in Europe. It is this crucial element of D-Day, the assault on the Five Beaches, that Peter will concentrate on in his talk to us.

Drawing on first-hand battlefield research, personal testimony and interviews, and a commanding grasp of all the archives and literature, Caddick-Adams’s gripping book, published on the 75th anniversary of the events, does Operations Overlord and Neptune full justice.


Peter Caddick-Adams is a Lecturer at the UK Defence Academy specialising in military history and media operations working alongside the late Richard Holmes. His special areas of interest are battlefield history and he researches in Military Doctrine and Leadership. He has led over 200 visits to more than 50 battlefields around the world. He joined the Territorial Army in 1985 and serves as a military media advisor in the rank of major.

Date of publication May 6th 2019








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Only available on Saturday 8 June & Sunday 9 June 2019

  • Free car parking in event car park
  • Period Shuttle Bus to Southwick House
  • Entry to Southwick House and the famous D-Day Wall Map
  • Special 45 minute talk in the Map Room by museum staff
  • Entry to Royal Military Police Museum within Southwick Park
  • Return Shuttle Bus
  • Entry to the special exhibition of wartime village life

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