D-Day: The Yorkshiremen who fell to earth

Thursday, June 6, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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

The following year, they dropped into Normandy on D-Day tasked with 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.

Members of the 12th Yorkshire Parachute Battalion in Normandy on 10 June 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 fought from Normandy to the Baltic.


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