British General to speak at Rancho Santa Fe Viewpoints event


Have you ever wanted to learn more about what happened during D-Day and the Normandy invasion?

Community members will have an extraordinary opportunity to hear about the invasion from British General Graham Hollands, a leading expert. It has been said of General Hollands that he provides “a soldier’s insight and an unmatched knowledge of history.” He brings detailed historical knowledge and first-hand experiences during 32 years with the British Royal Artillery. He commanded artillery at every level between Troop and Army Group and served as a principal Operational Staff Officer up to Army level. His service included five operational tours in Northern Ireland and a major role in the planning and deployment for Operation Desert Storm.

He lectures regularly on the Queen Mary 2 and has appeared on the Discovery Channel and the BBC as an expert commentator on D-Day and the Battles for Normandy.

General Hollands will be discussing the invasion with Dr. Jack Baca on Sunday evening, Feb. 19, beginning at 5 p.m. in the Fellowship Center at The Village Church (6225 Paseo Delicias, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067).

Viewpoints is co-presented by The Village Church and the Rancho Santa Fe Foundation. The goal of the lecture series is to inform, inspire and impact by providing a forum in which individuals, renown in their field, share their knowledge, wisdom and experience with members of the Rancho Santa Fe community.

Wine and light hors d’oeuvres will be served as a part of the evening’s events. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Advance ticket purchase is strongly encouraged and may be obtained either on-line at or by calling 858-381-8070.