Shropshire Council

Bridgnorth Library - Normandy 1944: The 4th Battalion of the King’s Shropshire Light Infantry

Event details

  • Price: £3.50 per person to include refreshments
  • Venue: Bridgnorth Library
  • Audiences: Adults
  • Topics: Local history, Bridgnorth Library

In June 1944 the 4th Battalion of the King’s Shropshire Light Infantry went into battle in the midst of the Normandy campaign. After years of training and preparation it was their first taste of real action and over a number of days they were involved in intensive action against the German armed force including the notorious SS.

This talk will focus on the preparation, training and recruitment of the 4th KSLI, their place in the campaign in Normandy, and their experiences of battle in late June and early July.

Bridgnorth Library

Listley Street, Bridgnorth, Shropshire, WV16 4AW

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