Amphibious Warfare: The Experience of British Empire Armies in the Two World Wars

Wednesday 22nd March 2023

St John’s Place, Lower Road, Bemerton, SP2 9NP


What were the soldiers’ experiences of three of the greatest amphibious operations in history – Gallipoli (1915), Dieppe (1942) and D-Day (1944)? In this talk, Professor Gary Sheffield examines these three landings and discusses the factors that shaped how British and Empire soldiers experienced them. Why did one end in defeat, another in at best a stalemate, and the third a clear success?

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Gary Sheffield is Visiting Professor in the Defence Studies Department of King’s College London, and President of the Western Front Association. He has published many books and articles on military history. He is working on ‘Civilian Armies: The experience of British and Dominion soldiers in the world wars’ which will be published by Yale University Press.