- DURATION 60 mins
Harry Kay was an Englishman who fought in WW1. Meet him now, a family man and civilian living through WW2. Hear about his family's struggles. Share with him their worries as they wake up to hear that it is D-Day and they realise their son may be fighting on the French beaches as they listen to the radio broadcasts.
- Duration: 60 mins
- Online Zoom event: Join from your computer, phone or tablet (no replay available)
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Meet the Host, Simon
Simon Waterfield is a historical writer and performer of acted monologues covering subjects of a historical nature from the C7 to WW2. These are usually delivered in appropriate costume. Simon also writes and tells short stories on a variety of modern subjects. He has performed these stories for The Oddfellows, The WI, Probus, Freemasons, various museums around the country, various Art Organisations, CADW and National Trust, to name but a few.
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Thoroughly enjoyed this talk. Lively and informative.
I enjoyed the talk as it was given from a different perspective of a father's view of his sons involvement in D Day along with the civilian life of the time.
A fascinating insight of D Day viewed from the very personal angle of a father who had himself served in the WW1 trenches and had some idea of what his son might be going through. I liked the way that the routine of their day to day life contrasted with the D Day landings. History is after all about all of us and our experiences of major events.