From Totalise to the Falaise Pocket: 1st Polish Armoured Division operations in Normandy, 1944

German prisoners marching past a Sherman tank, Normandy, 1944
Join Dr Paul Latawski as he examines the role of the 1st Polish Armoured Division in this key Allied victory of the Second World War.

This talk will examine the role of the 1st Polish Armoured Division in the closing stage of the battle for Normandy in August 1944. It will examine the Division's role within the wider coalition context and evaluate its battlefield performance, including its leadership and ability to conduct combined arms manoeuvre.

Dr Paul Latawski is a senior lecturer in the Department of War Studies at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. His research centres on the operational history of the Polish Armed Forces in the West during the Second World War.

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