On D-Day, 6 June 1944, the UK, the US and their allies launched a combined naval, air and land assault on Nazi-occupied France. By the end of the day, the Allied forces had established a foothold along the French coast to begin their costly advance to liberate northwest Europe, finally leading to victory over the Nazis a year later.

In this wide-ranging discussion, the panellists will consider:

  • Lessons from Normandy, including the liberation of Nazi Europe and the subsequent peace project of European integration.
  • Continuing and deepening UK defence cooperation with the US.
  • The doctrinal and organisational legacy for thinking and practice today.

There will be an opportunity to question the panellists.


Joining Instructions and Attribution

This in-person only members’ event will take place at RUSI, 61 Whitehall, London, SW1A 2ET. If you have any questions regarding this event, please email [email protected].

The event will be ‘on the record’, and a recording will be made available to members after the event has taken place.