D-Day Talks & Tours

A range of free talks and tours about D-Day and the vehicles involved.

20-24 May & 3-7 June

‘On this Day’ Operation Neptune Part One

A short tour exploring 4 Commonwealth and US Tanks of D-Day housed in the Museum’s Tank Story Hall, including the famous “DD” swimming Sherman and the Churchill Crocodile.

Information Booth

‘On this Day’ Operation Neptune Part Two

A short tour exploring the Tanks of D-Day in the Museum’s World War 2 War Stories Hall.  Including the Tetrarch – a light tank that went to France in a glider – the Churchill AVRE with its ‘Flying Dustbin’ demolition bombs and the only German ‘tank’ to appear on D-Day, the Sturmgeschutz.

Information Booth
3-7 June, 11:30 & 13:30

“Battle Chats: The Swimming Tanks of D-Day”

By Tuesday 6th June 1944, a vast armada had gathered off the coast of Normandy, France. Through the swirling smoke and dust from a heavy air and naval bombardment, wave after wave of landing craft carrying infantry from the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom, were now surging towards a 50 mile stretch of beach.

This short talk follows these swimming tanks on all five invasion beaches, as well as focusing on how the weather would affect them.

The Briefing Room

Subject to change and staff availability, please check the ‘What’s on board’ on the day. 

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