Described by the D-Day air commander as the greatest flying achievement of the Second World War, the assault landing of gliders in Normandy was nothing less than superb. Paul Beaver tells the story of the training and execution of Op DEADSTICK to capture the bridges over the Caen Canal and the Orne River in a night time coup de main. It is a story out of a boy’s own comic! Lecture first shown on Monday 6th July 2020 followed by a live Q&A.

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