The Fallen Heroes of Normandy welcomes opportunities to provide talks, presentations, temporary or perminant display material to help understand the project aims and encourage people to provide photographs, documents and information for the memorial pages we have created on the Fallen Heroes of Normandy archive and website.
Please contact the project coordinator Carl Shilleto
at firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
Talks and Presentations
If you are a library, museum, local history group, school, college or any other such establishment or organisation, that would like to know more about the Fallen Heroes of Normandy archive and website, we can organise a talk and presentation about the project for you.
To enable the project coordinator, Carl, to present the depth and detail of the Fallen Heroes of Normandy archive, we do require facilities that will allow for a PowerPoint presentation to be given in conjunction with the talk. A microphone/public address system is not essential, providing the venue is suitable for speaking without such equipment. WiFi and/or internet access is also not essential. There is no fee for providing a talk and presentation, but a donation towards travel/accomodation costs is requested.
The following are aspects of the Fallen Heroes of Normandy archive and project that can form part of any such talk and presentation:
- An overview of the archive and project, its conception, development, progress and long term aims.
- An overview of the history of the conflict in Normandy during the Second World War.
- Stories relating to some of the individual fallen who are now commemorated on memorial pages in the archive.
- Explanation of what photographs, information, documents and letters can, and are, presented on the memorial pages for the fallen.
- Details relating to the 400+ war cemeteries, communal cemeteries and churchyards in Normandy.
- Overview of both military and civilian casuaties in Normandy during the Second World War.
- Details and examples of the breakdown of casualties by military forces (army, navy and airforces) and military units (divisions, regiments, squadrons and ships).
- Explanation of the work and role of the army grave registration and concentration units, and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, American Battle Monuments Commission and Volksbund.
- How the archive can be used by individiduals, historians, history groups, schools, collages, museums and organisations.
- Advice on research in archives and other sources, for information and photographs of individuals and units.
- How the archive can be incororated into, and benefit existing websites of historians or organisations.
- Explanation and advice about how anyone, history enthusiasts and historians alike, can provide photographs, information and documents for memorial pages in the archive and on the website, and how their work and contribution will be duly acknowledged and credited.
Permanent or Temporary display Panels
We are able to provide static permanent, or long term temporary, display panels for museums, libraries or other suitable venues. We can also provide cards that are free for people to take away that provide the online archive and website address and contact details for providing photographs and information.
Temporary Weekend or Daily Displays
With Fallen Heroes of Normandy Representatives
We also have static display stands and material (indoor and outdoor) that enables us to set up a temporary display providing information about the project at events such as historical group meetings and public events (i.e. airshows, museum open days, army, navy or airforce events, etc., etc.). At such events, 2 or more of our representatives will be present to provide details and information about the archive and project and also to answer any questions.