This is the story of the 79th Armoured Division’s specialist armoured vehicles, nicknamed the “funnies”.
Conceived by Major General Sir Percy Hobart, the visionary man behind their creation, this Spotlight On Talk explores his role in the D-Day Landings and the invaluable support these vehicles provided in D-Day and beyond.
John Horgan is a professional historical interpreter, working across time periods with schools and heritage organisations around the country. He has worked with the Arboretum team for the last three years providing costumed interpreters for World War One installations throughout the summer months. He is a strong believer in bringing history to life and feels privileged to have met some wonderful people in his work, using real life stories to provide an inspiration and a way of keeping the memories alive of people we owe so much to.