I am available to lecture throughout the year

The lectures mainly focus on various aspects of the Battle of Normandy 1944.

The lectures are designed to be flexible in terms of time. Shortest being 1 hour, longest 3 hours with a 45 minute break. The lectures use a powerpoint presentation method along with other 'props'. Sometimes a WW2 veteran will accompany the lecture and also speak. Please contact me for further details.

Lecture 1

Mettle and Pasture: The History of the Second Battalion the Lincolnshire Regiment during WWII
- Lecture that supports and goes hand-in-hand with the book -

The 2 Lincolns through the retreat from the Dyle and the subsequent evacuation at Dunkirk in 1940 to D-Day and onwards to Bremen during 1944 and 1945.

Gary Weight Lectures Mettle and Pasture

Lecture 2

Operation OVERLORD: The Allied Invasion of NW Europe June 1944
- Broad overview of the Allied D-Day Landings in Normandy -

The Planning, Preparation and Execution of D-Day and the Personalities involved.

Lectures Sword Beach Gary Weight

Lecture 3

Codename MULBERRY:The Design and Establishment of the Artificial Ports in Normandy
- The Who, How and Why of the audacious plan to build Allied ports on the beaches of Normandy -

The importance of the role the Allied Engineers played both on D-Day and during The Battle of Normandy.

Lectures Gary Weight Mulberry Harbour

Lecture 4

Hobart's FUNNIES: The Development and Deployment of Specialized Armour in NW Europe 1944-1945
- Who was General Sir Percy Cleghorn Stanley Hobart? -

An interesting and entertaining look at the specialized armour developed for the D-Day Landings.

Lectures four Percy Hobart