The Yorkshiremen who fell to earth

Sat, 1 June 2024 3pm

The Yorkshiremen who fell to earth tells the story of a lesser known part of the regiment’s D Day story.

In June 1943 the 10th Battalion of the Green Howards became the 12th (Yorkshire) Parachute Regiment.

A year later, they dropped into Normandy on D-Day and were given the job of taking and holding the village of Ranville, in support of the famous attack on Pegasus Bridge.

They also went on to fight during the last desperate German offensive in the Battle of the Bulge in December 1944.

This Museum Talk explores both of these relatively unheralded actions, and confirms the adaptability, tenacity and fighting ability of the Yorkshiremen who came from the sky and who fought from Normandy to the Baltic.

Tickets: £5.

  • Note: this Museum Talk is an afternoon talk starting at 3pm. If you would like to look around the museum before the talk, please purchase admission on arrival.

Booking essential. Call 01748 826561.

This talk is part of the programme of events linked to our 2024 special exhibition: D DAY.

Type of event: Museum talk