I write from the BBC in London with an enquiry that I hope you can help with.
With next year's anniversary of D-Day, we are making a BBC/History Channel television program telling the story of the amphibious landings at Gallipoli in Turkey in World War One.
Entitled Gallipoli: The First D-Day, the program will tell the story of the campaign and look at how inter-war Allied military planners subsequently learned from both the Gallipoli successes and mistakes (deception operations, logistics, landing craft, command and control structures etc) and successfully applied these lessons throughout the Second World War, culminating with D-Day.
We are particularly keen to find out whether any US 29th Division D-Day veteran is going out to Normandy for the anniversary this June - we would be very interested to talk with them when they are there about their experiences of the landings.
If anyone is able to help or point me in the right direction (of a tour that is going out to Normandy perhaps), I would be very grateful.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any queries.
Ben Lawrie Assistant Producer Gallipoli: The First D-Day BBC History Room 3170 201 Woodlane London England W12 7TS t: +00144 (0) 20 8752 5584 f: +00144 (0) 20 8752 6336 e: firstname.lastname@example.org