Mon, 22 Jul | University of Portsmouth

Normandy 75 Conference

A major international conference marking the 75th anniversary of the Normandy Campaign.
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Time & Location

22 Jul 2019, 09:00 – 25 Jul 2019, 16:00
University of Portsmouth, University House, Winston Churchill Ave, Portsmouth PO1 2UP, UK

About the Event

This event is a special date in my calendar as every five years, Second World War intelligence historians from all over the world, convene to discuss and debate their latest research. My paper 'Mrs GARBO and D-Day: Wives of Secret Agents and Female Agency during the Second World War' will examine the case of Araceli Pujol, wife of the MI5 double-cross agent GARBO (Juan Pujol) and her actions leading up to Operation FORTITUDE, the D-Day deception operation, arguing that it is possible to recast her experiences into the historical narrative of the Normandy landings, demonstrating the need to explore the broader spectrum of human agency within Second World War intelligence history.

I have also had the honour of organising the first plenary roundtable session devoted purely to 'Intelligence & Operation Overlord'. The plenary session is supported by the newly established Second World War Intelligence Research Group and Brécourt Academic, in association with Bletchley Park, Trent Park Museum, The Medmenham Association, and Global War Studies.

Further details of the plenary intelligence session can be found HERE

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