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Giles Milton on a commando's unexpected encounter with Erwin Rommel

With commemorations for the 75th anniversary of D-Day just around the corner, we were delighted to welcome Giles Milton to speak at our May lunch about his new book, D-Day: A Soldiers' Story.

The book charts the stories of the men and women who took part in the Normandy landings.

At the lunch, he recounted the tale of a one-man raid on a Normandy beach, in May of 1944, which ended in a chance encounter with Erwin Rommel.