Normandy, 1944: Command, Operations and Tactics

I have just received notification of the above day seminar being held at the RMA Sandhurst.

NORMANDY 1944: Command, Operations and Tactics

9.30 am-5.30 pm

Saturday 5 November 2011

A day seminar by members of the Department of War Studies of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst

In memory of Ian Daglish, author and historian

Department of War Studies in conjunction with The Sandhurst Foundation, RMAS

The Department of War Studies has been at the forefront of operational and tactical analysis of the 1944 Normandy Campaign through the series of published works under the editorship of Dr Simon Trew involving members of the Department, and the seminal work on the British Army in the campaign by Dr Stephen Hart. Since 2008 the Department has run tactical leadership studies on the ground for the Commissioning Course with Exercise NORMANDY SCHOLAR. This seminar represents the fruits of this research and study.

Venue: Amiens Theatre, Old College, Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, Camberley, GU15 4PQ


0930-1000: Coffee and Registration – Wellington Room, Old College Royal Military Academy Sandhurst

1000-1015: Normandy 1944: Command, Operations and Tactics: Introduction – Dr Duncan Anderson, War Studies

1020-1100: ‘69th Infantry Brigade at Gold Beach: Evaluating the First Twenty four Hours’ – Dr Christopher Pugsley, War Studies

1105-1145: ‘Elite Warriors or Mediocre Soldiers? The Role of the Waffen SS in the Normandy Battles, June-August 1944’ – Dr Peter Lieb, War Studies

1150-1230: ‘Introduction to Combat: 3rd Armored Division at Villiers-Fossard, 29-30 June 1944’ – Dr Simon Trew, War Studies

1230-1330: Hot buffet lunch with wine, Wellington Room, Old College

1330-1410: ‘Marching Up to the Top of the Hill and Marching Down Again, 5DCLI at Hill 112, 10-11 July 1944’ – Dr Claus Telp, War Studies

1415-1445: ‘The Crisis in Command in 51st Division, June-July 1944’ – Dr Chris Mann, War Studies

1450-1530: ‘Allied Technical and Tactical Development in Normandy: The Case of the Canadian Army’s First Use of Wasp Flame-Throwing Carriers at Assy-Montboint, 14 August 1944’ – Dr Stephen Hart, War Studies

1530-1600: Coffee and Tea, Wellington Room

1600-1640: ‘Seizing the Bridgehead at Jort: Polish 1st Armoured Division, 14-16 August 1944’ – Dr Paul Latawski, War Studies

1645-1730: Final Questions and Dispersal

1800: Drinks, Ante Room, RMAS Officers Mess

I have attached a pdf with the programme and application form:

Normandy 1944 Conference

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