The story of the capture of much of the 51st Highland Division at St.Valéry-en-Caux is the story of tremendous endeavour and outstanding bravery by Scottish soldiers in one of the key episodes in World War Two, told by one of the country’s leading experts on the subject.
The speaker, Brigadier Charles Grant was commissioned into the Queen's Own Highlanders in 1968. He commanded the 51st Highland Brigade and was Director Land Warfare before retiring to take up the post of Chief Executive of the Highland Reserve Forces' and Cadets' Association. He retired from this appointment in 2007 and writes books on both military history and war gaming. He is President of ACFA (Scotland) and Honorary Colonel of 7 SCOTS. He is the historian for, and manages, the 51st Highland Division web site.
The talks gives an overview of the one of the most poignant and painful events from the start of the Second World War – the surrender and capture of the 51st Highland Division at St.Valéry-en-Caux.