Southampton and D.Day

Free talk in the Chapel

16 June 2024 11am to 11:45am


Southampton played a monumental role in the embarkation of troops and equipment during Operation Overlord, the Allied invasion of Normandy which began on 6th June 1944: D-Day. Over the next year three and a half million service personnel passed through the port of Southampton, along with 250,000 vehicles. This was more than any other British port during the Second World War. This talk, led by historian Andy Skinner, will unpick the vital part the town played in the history of ‘The Greatest Day.’

Donations welcome to support the running of the Royal Victoria Chapel.

Standard car parking charges apply